Scholarships


AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties offers scholarships to any current chapter member as well as non-members. With these scholarships, we aim to ensure professional development opportunities are accessible to all members of our fundraising community. We encourage you to apply for one of the opportunities below.

Applications for current scholarship opportunities can be downloaded via the links below. To apply, please complete and submit your application to Catherine Kort, AFP Scholarship Chair here.

Download the AFP Scholarship Opportunities ListDownload the AFP Scholarship Application Form

Molly Kemper Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the International Conference on Fundraising on June 28-June 30, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Eligibility: Any current member of the AFP Board of Directors
  • Application due November 1, 2021

H. Peter Karoff Scholarship


  • Underwrites the cost of an AFP membership, four (4) trainings, and Symposium sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Eligible: any AFP chapter member or non-member with three (3) years or less of professional fundraising experience
  • Recipient is given an AFP mentor and will serve on an AFP Committee
  • Recipient will be required to present to both Santa Barbara Foundation and AFP Boards regarding their experience
  • Application due October 9, 2021

International Conference on Fundraising Travel Stipend


  • Eligibility: Current AFP member who has been awarded an International Fundraising Scholarship
  • Maximum award is $500
  • Application due November 15, 2021

Membership Scholarship


  • Underwrites 50% of membership dues
  • Eligibility: Any non-member who agrees to attend three (3) trainings in 12 months
  • Apply anytime, membership good for one year

Chamberlain Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the International Conference on Fundraising to be held on June 28-June 30, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Eligibility: Any AFP chapter member attending the conference for the first time
  • Application due November 1st, 2021

Diana C. Meyers Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the 2021 Symposium on Fundraising
  • Eligibility: any AFP chapter member or non-member
  • Application due April 15, 2021

National Philanthropy Day Scholarships


  • Underwrites registration fee for the 2021 National Philanthropy Day in November 
  • Eligibility: any AFP chapter member or non-member
  • Application due October 9, 2021

Ten Star Gold Chapter Scholarship


  • Underwrites the cost of a full year's AFP membership
  • Eligibility: AFP chapter member with minimum of one year active membership
  • Application due April 30, 2021