To apply for any of the following scholarships, please complete the AFPKC Scholarship Application Form.
AFPKC Program Scholarship
Scholarships to AFPKC programs are available to members and non-members, but preference will be given to applicants who have not already received a program scholarship during the calendar year. The number of scholarships available may vary annually.
▪ Value: Program registration fees vary. The approximate value of an award is between $25 and $100.
▪ Timing and Deadlines: The application deadline is thirty (30) days prior to the program’s scheduled start date.
The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain’s dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation’s annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the Association.
Each year, AFPKC awards the Chamberlain scholarship to cover the cost of the AFP ICON conference. This scholarship provides for the cost of registration for AFP ICON with an additional travel and lodging stipend for one (1) individual each calendar year.
▪ Value: approximately $1,300 to $2,500 depending on AFP membership status and length of service in the fundraising profession
▪ Timing and Deadlines: The application opens on August 1 and closes on September 30.
AFPKC Membership Scholarship
This scholarship provides for AFPKC and AFP Global membership dues for one (1) year with a preference for applicants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. The number of scholarships available may vary annually.
▪ Value: approximately $95 to $355 depending on AFP membership status and length of service in the fundraising profession
▪ Timing and Deadlines: The application deadline is rolling.