Scholarship Opportunities

​The AFP Mid-America Chapter offers several scholarships to support professional development for fundraisers. Click the links below to determine if one or more of these scholarship opportunities are the right fit for you.


2019 Chamberlain Scholarship 

The 56th Annual International Conference on Fundraising will take place in San Antonio, TX, March 31 - April 2, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for all members of the fundraising profession to sharpen their abilities and learn from their peers. This conference offers the broad spectrum, inspirational experience and the nuts-and-bolts, hands-on tactics to successfully achieve your vision for your organization.  A conference of this caliber can be a truly transformative experience for any fundraising professional.  

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) offers one Chamberlain Scholarship covering the cost of conference registration (approximately a $799 value) PLUS another $500 to help cover travel and lodging costs as a one-time award to a deserving individual who has not attended a previous AFP International Conference.  Note that Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for a $10 payment to secure the registration.  

If you are interested in attending your first conference and getting more involved with your chapter, please complete this application.

Mid-America Conference on Fundraising Scholarships

The Mid-America Conference on Fundraising takes place each spring in locations around the Midwest. Each year, the AFP Mid-America Chapter offers two scholarships that will cover the cost of conference registration. This scholarship is open to AFP Mid-America Chapter members only. The 2018 Mid-America Conference on Fundraising will take place in Sioux Falls, SD on May 6 - 8, 2018. The AFP Mid-America Chapter will offer 2 scholarships to cover the cost of both the pre-conference and conference registration.

Congratulations to Laura Pfeifer and Marcus Oatis, our 2018 Mid-America Conference on Fundraising scholars!


CFRE Scholarship
The AFP Mid-America Chapter offers partial scholarships for chapter members to offset the cost of applying for the CFRE. 
Click here for more information or to download an application.

General Membership Scholarships

The AFP Mid America Chapter has established a scholarship program for prospective members. The program is targeted to appeal to students interested in the non-profit sector, to newly employed and job-seeking fundraising professionals as well as professionals working on behalf of a small non-profit.

To get started, download the AFP Mid America Chapter Scholarship application form.

If you have questions, please contact us at or 816.226.6383.