2019 Chamberlain Scholarship Application - Now Open!

AFP Ottawa Chapter is proud to offer the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the
AFP International Conference on Fundraising. This program is designed to help individuals serving non-profit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising.

The AFP Chamberlain Scholarship will cover the registration fee for the AFP 56th International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Tx., March 31 - April 2, 2019.

In addition, AFP Ottawa Chapter will award $1000 to the recipient.

The successful applicant or their organization will be responsible for their airfare and accommodation to attend the conference in 2019. 

Selection Criteria:

Chapters will select their Chamberlain Scholar based on the following criteria, which are established by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy:

  1. Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  2. Candidate has never attended an AFP (or NSFRE) International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless a member of the Conference Host Committee).
  3. Candidate agrees to complete a post-conference online evaluation regarding his or her experience for the Scholarship Committee.
  4. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

In addition to this criteria, AFP Ottawa criteria include:

  1. Candidate has never received a bursary/scholarship of any kind to attend AFP International Conference on Fundraising in the past from AFP (including chapters/national or international)
  2. Candidate agrees to write about their conference experience as the Bursary recipient which will be shared in the AFP Ottawa chapter communication networks (enews, website, social media etc).
The Ottawa Chapter invites members and non-members to apply.

Chamberlain Scholarship application form (PDF)

Tricia Johnson
, recipient of the 2018 
inaugural AFP Ottawa Chapter bursary to Congress shares her experience as a first time attendee. 
Her blog is open and honest and really fits into the theme of Congress 2018 "Disrupt Philanthropy".   

 In her own words:
"For me, the lasting impact of Congress went beyond learning how to improve and track fundraising performance. It gave me the opportunity   to learn from, and learn with, over 1,000 fundraising professionals, many of whom are black and excelling in the profession.
I haven’t had an  experience like that before. It was thrilling and empowering; they were leading their charities in progressive and inclusive new directions, and teaching others to do the same. "

            Read the full blog