Scholarships and Grants

AFP Scholarships and Grants

As a community of inclusion, AFP seeks, embraces, and engages diverse individuals, groups and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession. AFP is committed to activities that increase awareness of diversity issues.

The AFP LRC invites all AFP members and non-members of our fundraising sector to apply to available scholarships including those who are members of a diverse community or are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations.

Past recipients of AFP London & Region Chapter scholarship opportunities:

2021 AFP Membership Scholarships

Paula Calzonetti, London Symphonia

Erin Dale, Alzheimer Society of Huron County

Dawn Fulmer, WAYS Mental Health Support

Jill Osborne, Kids Kicking Cancer Canada

Melissa Parker, Forest City Film Festival

2021 AFP Chamberlain Scholarship

Erin Dale, Alzheimer Society of Huron County


2022 AFP Chamberlain Scholarship - NOW OPEN!  

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Each year, the AFP International Conference (ICON) on Fundraising brings together more than 4,000 fundraising professionals from around the globe. These professionals come to attend educational workshops, discuss emerging issues, explore the latest technology, and exchange ideas about ethical fundraising, not-for-profit management, and volunteerism. The International Conference focuses on a broad range of topics on philanthropy and offers educational programs for all levels of experience and all areas of fundraising.

The International Chamberlain Scholarship Program, sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, has been specifically created to help individuals serving not-for-profit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising.

The Scholarship is intended to cover the registration fee to attend the Conference. The scholarship will be paid directly to the AFP ICON registration and will not be sent to chapters or scholarship recipients.

Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves online for the conference by using a special discount code that will be provided via email from AFP Global in February. Scholars are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. All Chamberlain Scholars qualify to register at the $10.00 rate at any time prior to the conference.

The 2022 International Conference will take place in Las Vegas, NV on May 2-4.

Please complete the application to tell us more about how you would benefit from receiving this scholarship. Applications are due by 12pm (noon) EST Friday, January 21, 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

It is encouraged that all questions be answered to the best of your ability. The application form is scored on the completeness of all your answers.

For more information or questions about this scholarship, please contact AFP LRC Treasurer, Melanie Riley at

Application Criteria:

  1. Candidate is a member in good standing of the AFP London & Region Chapter;
  2. Candidate has at least 5 years of full-time experience as a professional fundraiser;
  3. Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional OR if candidate is an executive director, 20% of their time must be devoted to fundraising OR if candidate is a consultant, 50% of their time must be conducted on behalf of other organizations to fundraise;
  4. Candidate must agree to complete an evaluation report at the conclusion of the conference;
  5. Have never attended an AFP international conference; 
  6. Have not received a scholarship or bursary from any AFP Chapter within the last three years, and
  7. Must be fully vaccinated to attend.


The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising through the AFP Foundation Canada Scholarship. 

Educational Programs that can be funded through the National Scholarship Program include, but are not limited to:

  • AFP Congress
  • AFP CFRE Review Course
  • AFP Chapter Fundraising Workshops & Conferences 
  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
  • AFP International Conference
  • Other fundraising conferences/courses/tuition fees

NOTE: The next application period will have a deadline of March 15, 2022. To learn more, visit the AFP Canada website here.