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AFPKC offers several scholarships to support professional development for fundraising professionals.
2020 Chamberlain Scholarship 

Each year, AFP hosts the Annual International Conference (ICON) on Fundraising in March. This is a wonderful opportunity for all members of the fundraising profession to sharpen their abilities and learn from their peers. This conference offers the broad spectrum, inspirational experience and the nuts-and-bolts, hands-on tactics to successfully achieve your vision for your organization. A conference of this caliber can be a truly transformative experience for any fundraising professional.

AFPKC offers one Chamberlain Scholarship to an AFP member to cover the cost of conference registration (approximately a $799 value) PLUS another $500 to help cover travel and lodging costs as a one-time award to a deserving individual who has not attended a previous AFP International Conference. Note that Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for a $10 payment to secure the registration. The application for the 2021 conference will open in August of 2020.

Mid-America Conference on Fundraising Scholarships

The Mid-America Conference on Fundraising takes place each spring in locations around the Midwest. Each year, AFPKC offers two scholarships for two members to cover the registration cost of the conference. Application available soon.


CFRE Scholarship

AFPKC offers partial scholarships for members to offset the cost of applying for the CFRE. Click here for more information or to complete an application.

General Membership Scholarships

AFPKC offers a scholarship to cover the $70 chapter dues for new members. The opportunity is designed for students interested in the nonprofit sector, newly employed and job-seeking fundraising professionals, as well as professionals working for a small nonprofit.
To get started, complete the AFPKC New Member Scholarship Application


AFPKC Diversity Scholarship

Diversity and inclusion are important to AFPKC. This scholarship covers the membership dues for an individual who either self-identifies as being from a diverse community or represents an organization serving a diverse community. Eligible diverse communities are defined by AFP Global and include African-American, Asian, People with Disabilities, Faith-based, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Jewish, Rural or another underrepresented community. Application will be available soon.

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