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Available Scholarships for AFP Bluegrass Chapter

Thank you for your interest in joining the AFP Bluegrass Chapter! The intent of a scholarship from AFP Bluegrass Chapter is to make available professional growth opportunities, which would not otherwise be available to our members. The AFP Scholarship Fund promotes and enhances fund development professionals in our service area and encourages involvement in the AFP Bluegrass Chapter. All awards will be approved by the Scholarship Committee. Please fill out the Scholarship Application and corresponding Membership Application below for the membership you are applying for and email or mail both to our Scholarship Chair at laura@lexingtonrescue.org

Available Scholarships from AFP Bluegrass Chapter

Membership Scholarships Options:

Young Professional Membership Scholarship $95
This scholarship will cover the entire membership cost including chapter dues.
Young Professional Membership ($65 plus $30 chapter dues): Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the U.S. and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger. Must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and its bylaws, and promote the Donor Bill of Rights

Professional Membership Scholarships $275
This scholarship will cover the entire membership cost including chapter dues.

Professional Membership ($250 plus $25 chapter dues): Open to individuals who, among other responsibilities, hold some degree of accountability; for income-generation within the fundraising process; who must hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising; who are compensated for their services; who subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice; and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Active members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Associate Membership Scholarships $150
This scholarship does not cover the entire cost of the membership or chapter dues.

Associate Membership ($250 plus $25 chapter dues): Open to individuals or volunteers who are engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support or who have mutual interests with fundraising professionals, and who subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice; and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Active members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces and hold Association or chapter office.

Small Nonprofit Organization Membership $150
This scholarship does not cover the entire cost the membership or chapter dues.

Small Nonprofit Organization Membership ($120 plus $55 chapter dues) Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria: Must be a non profit organization with an operating budget of less than $1 million; a fundraising department with less than two (2) full-time equivalent staff; individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country; not affiliated with a larger institution supporting their operations. The organization will designate one fundraising professional to receive the benefits offered in this membership category. The membership may be transferred to another individual if the original member leaves the organization. Must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and promote the Donor Bill of Rights. Limit one membership per organization. Nonprofit organizational members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and task forces, and hold Association or chapter office.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities:

AFP International Conference Chamberlain Scholarship 2019

This scholarship will cover the AFP International Scholarship Conference Registration less $10 fee
The AFP International Conference is the largest gathering of fundraisers in the profession. The Conference has become the premier resource for fundraisers to network, learn, and discover new products and services. One scholarship is available to AFP member who has never attended an international conference. The Chamberlain Scholarship, made possible by AFP International, is for the purpose of defraying the cost of registration to the international conference. Recipients will be selected each December for the upcoming March/April International Conference. Deadline to apply is October 2018. 

CFRE Certification $250

This scholarship will not cover the entire cost of the CFRE exam.
The Certified Fund Raising Executive Examination (CFRE) is designed as a practice-based exam for fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of the six core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice. the exam tests knowledge and skills you use on-the-job. CFRE Exams are given at various locations across the United States.

Please note: Not all scholarships cover the entire membership cost. The intent of a scholarship from AFP Bluegrass Chapter is to make available professional growth opportunities, which would not otherwise be available to our members.

The AFP Scholarship Program promotes and enhances fundraising professionals in our service area and encourages involvement in the AFP Bluegrass Chapter. All awards will be selected by the AFP Bluegrass Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship Application

AFP Individual Member Application

AFP Small Non Profit Organization Application