AFP Western Maryland is committed to providing educational opportunities to nonprofit professionals in our region. Our chapter is proud to offer membership scholarships for those who might not otherwise be able to obtain an AFP membership. Members will have access to the chapter’s educational and social programming as well as professional development and job seekers resources provided by AFP International.

The scholarship is for one year of AFP membership and is offered at no cost (up to $310 value). Only one individual from an organization may be selected.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Attend chapter programs and events throughout the year
  • Be willing to serve on a chapter committee of your choosing

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AFP Western Maryland is proud to offer one (1) scholarship of $1,000 for attendance at the annual AFP International Fundraising Conference to use toward registration, travel expenses, and accommodations. In order to qualify, applicants must not have previously attended the conference.  

No current scholarship opportunities.


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. 

In order to qualify, applicants must not have previously attended the conference. 

No current scholarship opportunities.