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Chamberlain Scholarships

Chamberlain Scholarships

Note: This annual scholarship winner is chosen in September.  
Applications are generally available in August.

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship Program to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations to develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising. The scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. AFP Chapters may name only one grant recipient per year.

One applicant will be chosen by our Chapter Scholarship Committee to receive a scholarship toward registration for the Annual International AFP Conference.  The award will cover conference registration fees, except for a $10 payment to secure registration. In addition, this year’s Chamberlain Scholarship winner will be reimbursed up to $1,000 by AFP GLAC.  These additional funds are to be used toward travel and lodging expenses only. Expenses in excess of these two scholarships will be the responsibility of the scholarship winner. Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and for making all travel and lodging arrangements.

The Orange County Chapter will select one Chamberlain Scholar based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate is a member of the Orange County Chapter of AFP.
  • Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  • Candidate has never attended an AFP International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee).
  • Candidate agrees to complete and return an evaluation form to the Scholarship Committee and prepare a one-page report for the AFP Board of Directors about his or her experience.

Questions? Contact our Scholarship Chair, Kristine Peters at