Membership Scholarships

AFP Hampton Roads Chapter Membership Scholarships


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads (AFP-HR) Chapter was founded in 2001 to provide professional education, career development, and growth of fundraising professionals in the region while promoting high ethical standards and collegiality for those in the fundraising profession. 

Beginning in February 2024, we are pleased to offer general membership scholarships available on a rolling basis to new members and former members whose membership has been inactive for more than 18 months. These scholarships cover THREE years of AFP Global membership and AFP-HR Chapter membership. The first year is entirely paid for by AFP-HR, the second year is partially paid (75% by AFP-HR and 25% by the scholar), and the third year is partially paid (50% by AFP-HR and 50% by the scholar). It is our hope that with multiple years covered by these scholarships, these new members will fully realize the benefits of AFP membership and be able to budget accordingly to continue to renew on their own after the 3-year scholarship has ended. 

The General Membership Scholarships are open to anyone seeking membership in AFP-HR. 

As an AFP IDEA Champion, our chapter is also awarded an IDEA Membership Scholarships from AFP Global. If we continue to be awarded this opportunity, we will also award Diversity Membership Scholarships and ask for additional information to be provided on our application. Applicants can choose whether to fill this portion of the application out if they want to be considered for this scholarship. Guidelines for the Diversity Membership Scholarship are outlined below:

  1. A fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African American, Asian, Faith-based, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Jewish or Rural), or
  2. A fundraising professional or nonprofit sector executive director employed by an eligible AFP diverse community where at least 50% or more staff members are from that diverse community, or
  3. An employee for a nonprofit organization that serves a 50% or more eligible AFP diverse community client base. 

AFP-HR chapter meetings are held monthly, normally on the third Tuesday, and vary in topic. Scholarship recipients are expected to make every effort to attend all chapter meetings and other scheduled events for the duration of the scholarship membership. In addition, you will be required to serve on at least one AFP-HR committee each year. Attendance at AFP-HR events and committee participation will be a consideration at the time of renewal during the three-year scholarship. If you are not using the membership for your benefit, it can be cancelled. If you must move and become a member of another AFP chapter, this scholarship cannot be transferred. 

Application Deadline: Rolling. Applications will be considered as funds are available. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and then voted on by the Board of Directors. The Scholarship Chair will notify you within 60 days of receipt of your application as to whether you are awarded a scholarship or not. 

Should there be no funds available at the time you apply, you will be notified within a week of applying that this is the case and placed on a waiting list. No need to reapply. 

If you become a member of AFP while on a waiting list, your application will be considered void and not considered. 

Applications should be sent to: For questions, please contact Joy Eyrolles, Scholarship Chair, at

Membership Application