Scholarships for New & Returning AFP Members

AFP Greater Austin is pleased to offer professional development opportunities to fundraisers in the greater Austin area.

If you're interested in joining AFP, but need financial support, you can apply for a New Member Scholarship or a Membership Renewal Scholarship. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin offers scholarships to help you become or continue being a member and receive the benefits of career development, a supportive network, membership discounts, educational opportunities and more! The scholarship fund is possible through individual giving, annual appeals, and other event-related projects.

When determining scholarship recipients, the Scholarship Committee prioritizes the following characteristics:

  • Applicants from nonprofit organizations with limited resources.

  • Applicants willing to pay a portion of the membership cost (25%, 50%, 75%).

  • Applicants currently involved with AFP. Preference is given to current volunteers. (Unless you are applying for a New Member Scholarship)

  • Applicants who can demonstrate active participation—through committee and other volunteer activities—in the Greater Austin Chapter’s philanthropic efforts.

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

Blackbaud will provide one membership annually to a scholarship recipient.

Member Scholarship Application


 2021 Annual Scholarship Deadlines

  • April 15, 2021

  • July 15, 2021

  • October 15, 2021

  • January 15, 2022

For any questions related to Membership Scholarships, please email [email protected]

Learn more about AFP's Program Scholarships such as CFRE Course Application Scholarship and ICON Scholarship.