AFP-RI Chapter Scholarships

Through the support of the Herbert E. Kaplan Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation, AFP-RI is able to provide full and partial professional development scholarships for AFP-RI trainings, education workshops.

Prospective scholarship recipients can include executive directors, development staff and leadership volunteers of grassroots and culturally diverse organizations. AFP membership is not necessarily required to qualify for a scholarship. These scholarships seek to subsidize, in part or in full, the cost of attending AFP-RI sessions.

Reach out to or Erica Busillo Adams for more information.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded a Rhode Island high school senior who best exemplifies positive civic and community support through their interest in, commitment to and active involvement in volunteer and philanthropic causes. Applicant must be a Rhode Island resident entering their senior year and be preparing to graduate within the same year as the application is received, to be eligible for this scholarship.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support the higher education of the award winner. The goal of the scholarship is to promote future leadership in volunteerism and philanthropy.

The Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

· Demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life for others in Rhode Island through active participation in volunteer and philanthropic activities.
· Demonstrated capacity to inspire and motivate others to serve as community volunteers and to fund raise for community needs.
· Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy through personal involvement of a significant degree in a specific non-profit community organization (e.g. homeless shelters, food banks, hospitals, assisting the handicapped and others in need, and neighborhood projects).

Application is DUE SEPTEMBER 13, 2024. Apply now!

During the National Philanthropy Day event, recognition is given to more than 50 Partners in Philanthropy by non-profit organizations who want to honor outstanding volunteers and donors.

In addition, we honor outstanding philanthropists in the following categories:

We accept nominations from non-profits and community members, as well as self-nominations.

Please click here to learn more. Deadline for submission for Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen and Business is August 23, 2024!