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Welcome to the AFP Scholarship page!


AFP Scholarships (May 14 2019)


New Member and Member Renewal Scholarships
Deadline to apply: July 15, 2019

AFP is the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Your AFP membership will help you foster valuable connections and hone your fundraising skills.  If you are interested in joining AFP, but need financial assistance, now is the time to apply for a New Member Scholarship or a Membership Renewal Scholarship. 

The AFP Greater Austin Chapter offers New Member Scholarships for first-time applicants new to the field, students, individuals who work for grassroots organizations, executive directors who spend less than 25% of their time on fundraising, and volunteers. Member Renewal Scholarships for active members who have at least one year experience as a fundraising professional, self-employed or associated with an organization, institution or firm, and estimate at least a quarter of their time is spent on fundraising-related responsibilities.

Applications are open now and due July 15, 2019. Click here to apply.




Chamberlain Scholarship for the AFP International Conference
Deadline to apply: October 15, 2019

Want to be part of the community changing our world? Are you looking to build your future alongside the great nonprofits from around the world? Do you have the talent, dedication, and passion to inspire action?

Here is your chance to join your colleagues for the 2020 AFP International Fundraising Conference held March 29 - March 31st in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brings nearly 4,000 fundraising professionals together to learn about fundraising and leadership, and to share ideas with peers. It offers more than 100 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants -- from entry level to seasoned professionals. This is your opportunity to learn and get reinvigorated! For more information about the conference click here.

Click here to apply today for the scholarship from the AFP Greater Austin Chapter that will allow you to be the catalyst for your organization. Scholarships will cover the cost of registration and travel for the conference. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2019.

ICON Testimonial

"When I saw that ICON was going to be held just down the road in San Antonio, I knew I couldn’t miss it, but was concerned about the cost. The scholarship made it possible for me to fully experience the conference. I was amazed at the quality of the presenters, the meaningful conversations with old and new fundraising peers, and connections made. I eagerly planned my conference schedule to attend sessions that were relevant to my professional identity (such as Sarah Nathan and Genevieve Shaker’s “Through the Looking Glass: Articulating Your Identity as a Professional Fundraiser”), topics that would enhance my current duties (John Hicks’ “Nine Ways to Turbocharge your Grantseeking” was a standout), as well as current trends in fundraising, such as new ways to measure fundraising effectiveness (presented by BoardSource’s Andy Davis and Anne Wallestad). I’m eagerly compiling new ideas to share with my colleagues at College Mentors for Kids and will continue the conversations started at ICON with fundraising peers more broadly".

~ Laura Feldman Mishkin, ICON 2019

Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits (BBCON) Scholarship
Deadline to apply: July 15, 2019

AFP Austin is pleased to partner with Blackbaud to offer a scholarship to the 2019 Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community (BBCON) October 15-17, 2019 in Nashville, TN. Click here for more information about the conference.

All AFP Austin Members are invited to apply for this scholarship.This scholarship covers the registration and $800 towards travel expenses. Click here to applyfor the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits Scholarship Application.

CFRE Scholarship Available!

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Have you ever considered becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive?  Are you planning to test in Fall 2019?  Do you wish you could become CFRE certified but the application costs are too prohibitive?  You could be awarded a scholarship to cover the full application cost. 

The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is an internationally recognized credential for professional fundraisers who meet specific standards of achievement, skills, and expertise. CFRE symbolizes a commitment to excellence and membership in a community of fundraising leaders.

Certification requires a successfully completed written application and exam, and a pledge to follow the Association of Fundraising Professional's code of ethics and accountability standards. Applications are judged based on education, professional practice, performance and service.

To learn more, visit the CFRE website for information about the exam, to locate preparatory classes, and to register to complete an online application.

Click here to apply.

NOTE: As a scholarship recipient, volunteerism in AFP is encouraged and you will be required to demonstrate active participation throughout the year.