CFRE Scholarships



To encourage fundraisers in the AFP TX Coastal Bend (AFPTXCB) chapter to pursue and attain the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential from CFRE International, we are offering two (2) scholarships. One (1) for new CFRE’s and one (1) for recertification.

Key Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current member of AFPTXCB in good standing
  • Be recommended by a current AFPTXCB board member to receive this scholarship
  • Recipients must commit to serving in a volunteer capacity for AFPTXCB (committee or board member)
  • NOTE: it is the responsibility of the applicant to determine their eligibility to sit for the exam. See for more information


For new CFRE: Upon successfully passing the CFRE examination and awarded the CFRE certificate, the applicant will receive half of the testing fee and the cost of the 30-day Practice Exam. The exam testing fee is $875 for a first-time applicant. You will be eligible to receive $497.50 for half of the testing fee and $59.95 for the practice exam; for a total of $497.45. Your receipt must be provided in order to be reimbursed.

For recertification: Upon completing your recertification, the applicant will receive half of the cost which is $510. You will be eligible to receive $255. Your receipt must be provided in order to be reimbursed.

Deadline: Open, scholarships distributed until annually budgeted amount is expended.

Application Process: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as received by the AFPTXCB Chapter Administrator and presented to the Board of Directors at the next AFPTXCB board meeting for approval. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by the AFPTXCB Chapter Administrator. Upon successfully passing the exam, applicant will submit a copy of CFRE certificate to claim scholarship. You must claim your scholarship within one month after you have received your certificate.


Veronica Ramos
Chapter Administrator

  • Scholarship Conditions and Requirements:

I have read the entire application packet (above) and understand the application process. I also understand the scholarship benefits which state that half of the exam fee will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the exam and submission of copy of CFRE certificate. The reimbursement amount is based on the exam fee for the test which resulted in CFRE certification.


By submitting the online application, you agree to the conditions and requirements above.

New CFRE Scholarship Application

CFRE Recertification Scholarship Application