Scholarship Recipients

"AFP-GPC provides a foundational element to one's development experience. Surely you can exist, and even thrive, independently. It's not, however until you begin to share your triumphs, concerns and challenges with others in the industry that you truly begin to comprehend the important role of camaraderie and collegiality. The Chapter provides that in abundance."

Stan H. Retif, CFRE
Director of Development & Marketing, EducationWorks President, AFP-GPC


With the help of our partners, AFP-GPC awards scholarships for the following programs:

Principles of Fundraising at Villanova

Formerly Fundamentals of Fundraising

Effective fundraising requires sophisticated methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors. This course provides an overview of the techniques needed to succeed. We have selected a faculty of leading development professionals to share their knowledge and extensive experience. Through this course, the student will develop an inventory of skills for meeting the challenges of the fundraising profession.

There will be no scholarship offered for the Spring 2017 class.

Chamberlain Scholarship

A candidate is eligible for the Chamberlin Scholarship if they are considering attending the AFP International Conference and have never attended previously. The scholarship is given in memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE, in recognition of his long and distinguished career as a professional fundraiser and his volunteer service to AFP which spanned nearly 40 years.

The criteria to be selected as a Chamberlain Scholar are established by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and include the following:

  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 as a member of the Conference Host Committee);

  3. Candidate agrees to complete and return an Evaluation Form about his or her experience to the Scholarship Committee;

  4. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

The scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference. The scholarship awardee must pay a $10 processing fee and all travel/accommodations.