Chapter Scholarships

There are many opportunities to grow and develop as a fundraising professional through AFP, and our chapter offers scholarships to help cover the costs of membership and educational conferences or courses. We encourage you to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities to attain or retain AFP membership, and increase your professionalism, knowledge and skills.

  • All scholarship recipients are expected to serve on an AFP-WPA committee for a year
  • Those awarded scholarships will be reimbursed after membership or conference fees are paid.  A reimbursement check made payable to the sponsoring individual or employer organization will be sent within 60 days. 
  • All monies must be claimed by December 1, 2019

The following scholarships are open to members and perspective members of the AFP Western PA Chapter.


Membership - open to all members, new or renewing 

  • Winter/Spring Application Period: February 1–April 15, 2019 *application period is closed*
  • Summer/Fall Application Period: August 15–October 15, 2019

Membership Scholarships of $150 are available by application to any fundraising professional who is interested in joining AFP or renewing an active membership and has financial need.  Available to any member or new member to defray the cost of regular membership and is not contingent on your membership renewal deadline.  Anyone who joins or will renew in 2019 is eligible.  


Diverse Communities Membership - open to all members, new or renewing 

  • Winter/Spring Application Period: February 1–April 30, 2019 *application period is closed*
  • Summer/Fall Application Period: August 15–October 15, 2019

Membership Scholarships of $150 are available to any member or new member who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African-American/Black, Asian, People with Disabilities, Faith-based, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Jewish, Rural, or another underrepresented community.)  Anyone who joins or will renew in 2019 is eligible.  


Emerging Philanthropy Conference Scholarship

  • Application Period: Februay 1-March 22, 2019 *application period is closed*
  • open to members of the AFP WPA Chapter
  • Three $100 awards
  • EPC Website

Available to any member to attend Pittsburgh Emerging Philanthropy Conference, April 24, 2019.


AFP International Conference Scholarships

 

AFP-WPA Scholarship

  • Application Period: February 1-April 30, 2019 *application period is closed*
  • Open to members of the AFP WPA Chapter
  • Two $500 awards

Available to any member. Funds may be used for the 2020 AFP International Conference (March 29-31 in Baltimore, MD) Early-Bird registration.

Chamberlain Scholarship and B. Jeanne Williams Scholarship

  • Application Period: August 15 – October 15, 2019
  • Open to members of the AFP WPA Chapter
  • One $500 travel stipend and conference registration

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship Program. This supports part of the costs of attending the AFP International Conference. The Western PA Chapter matches this grant from the B. Jeanne Williams Scholarship Fund. One individual will be selected to receive the award, which includes registration for the AFP International Conference and $500 travel stipend. Qualified candidates must not have attended the AFP International Conference in the past.

Upcoming AFP International Fundraising Conferences*:

  • 2020 - Baltimore, MD (March 29-31)
  • 2021 - Minneapolis, MN (April 18-20)

*Subject to change

Visit the official conference website - afpfc.com


CFRE Exam Test

  • Application Period: April 15-June 15, 2019
  • One award $700
  • open to members of the AFP WPA Chapter
  • CFRE Exam Information

Available to first-time test takers to cover fee for test, administered four times throughout the year.