2023 Chamberlain Scholarship

2023 Chamberlain Scholarship 

for the AFP International Conference

April 7-9, 2024

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Applications Due Wednesday, August 2, 2023 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 2023, the Hampton Roads Chapter portion of this scholarship reimburses travel expenses up to $1,400 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.


Please submit completed application to admin@afp-hr.org. Questions: please call Joy Eyrolles, Scholarship Chair at 757-779-9406.


Click Here to download the Chamberlain Scholarship Application. Winner will be announced in September 2023.