AFPLI Scholarships

The purpose of AFPLI’s Scholarship Program is to support the career development of individuals entering the field of fundraising, maintain ongoing credentials and to enhance ones’ ability to provide effective fundraising leadership to their organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • AFPLI members are eligible to receive a full or partial scholarship for many programs. This is considered a benefit of membership.
  • Individuals who are not members of AFPLI are ALSO eligible to apply for scholarships for membership if they have met certain criteria.
  • An individual may receive only one scholarship per calendar year.
  • Other candidates for membership scholarship will be reviewed individually.

See AFP Membership invitation on for details of membership categories. 



1 - AFPLI Education Seminar Scholarships:

Scholarship criteria includes but not limited to the following:

  • Young Professionals
  • Small Budget Non-Profit Employees
  • First Time Attendees
  • Non-Members interested in AFPLI membership

To apply, please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Organization Name
  • Title

Please provide us with a short description of how you would benefit from attending an AFPLI educational seminar and why you need the scholarship.
Please include which program you are interested in attending.


AFPLI welcomes any active chapter member who has not attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference to apply for the Chamberlain Scholarship. With support from the AFP Foundation, every AFP chapter can offer one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to AFP ICON.

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.

To request a Chamberlain application contact


Scholarship criteria includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Young Professionals
  • Small Budget Non-Profit Employees
  • Fundraisers New to the Profession
  • Non-Members interested in AFPLI membership


The Scholarship Committee views favorably on an applicant’s own personal financial commitment toward the educational program for which s/he is applying for a scholarship. Both full and partial scholarships may be awarded. The Committee also looks favorably upon applicants who volunteer on AFPLI committees and the recipient is required to volunteer if a scholarship is awarded.  Scholarships are limited to registration fees and may not be used for travel, hotel or meal expenses.

The Scholarship Committee of AFPLI makes all decisions regarding awards. Their decision is based on a review of the required application materials, which include an application form, personal statement (which clearly expresses why the applicant or his/her organization cannot pay the fee) and letter(s) of reference. In some cases, a telephone interview may be requested.

Please click here for AFPLI Scholarship Application

Kindly complete the form from the link above and email it to

Questions about the Scholarship Program should be directed to the AFPLI chapter office - 631-249-5008 - email -

If email is not possible, you may also send the form via snail mail to:

Att: Scholarship Program
Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island
223 Wall Street, #246
Huntington NY  11743