2022 Chamberlain Scholarship

  • 2022 Chamberlain Scholarship 

    for the AFP International Conference

    May 2 – 4, 2022

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Applications Due Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by 5:00 pm


    The AFP International Fundraising Conference brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 150 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 300 vendors. 


    The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain's dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation's annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain's memory and commitment to the Association. 


    For 2022, the Chapter scholarship reimburses travel expenses up to $1400 for the Chamberlain recipient.


    Applicants must have a current AFP Hampton Roads membership in good standing. Candidate must be currently employed by a non-profit and have worked in the development profession for at least three years. Candidate will not have previously attended an AFP (or NSFRE) International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee). Candidate will also agree to serve on an AFP-HR committee for one year following their return from the International Conference.  The candidate also will complete and return an Evaluation Form about his or her experience to the Scholarship Committee.


    Past recipients include:

    2012     Devan MacConnell
    2013     Michelle Adcock
    2014     Sarah Bowman
    2015     Stacy Nixon
    2016     Carrie Farmer
    2017     Tom Redmond
    2018     Nicole Pellegrino
    2019     Lauren Cossel
    2020     Ashley Greene


    Application Deadline has been extended: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by 5:00 pm Please submit completed application to admin@afp-hr.org. Questions: please call Linda Dyer, Scholarship Chair at 757-672-2045.


    Click Here to download the Chamberlain Scholarship Application