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 Debbie Williams, Scholarship Chair, at dwilliams@craneschool.org.

Download the AFP Scholarship Opportunities ListDownload the AFP Scholarship Application Form

Chamberlain Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the International Fundraising Conference to be held on March 31 - April 2, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Eligibility: Any AFP chapter member attending the conference for the first time
  • Application due October 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

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

Pamela Perkins-Dwyer / Madeline Sattler Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the International Fundraising Conference on March 31 - April 2, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Eligibility: Any current member of the AFP Board of Directors
  • Application due October 10, 2018

Diana C. Meyers Scholarship


  • Underwrites the registration fee for the 2019 Symposium on Fundraising
  • Eligibility: any AFP chapter member or non-member
  • Application due April 10, 2019

International Fundraising Conference Travel Stipend


  • Eligibility: Current AFP member who has been awarded an International Fundraising Scholarship
  • Maximum award is $500
  • Application due November 15, 2018

National Philanthropy Day Scholarships


  • Underwrites registration fee for the 2018 National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018
  • Eligibility: any AFP chapter member or non-member
  • Application due October 10, 2018

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 November 15, 2018