AFP Greater Madison offers scholarships to any current chapter member. With these scholarships, we aim to ensure professional development opportunities are accessible to all members of our fundraising community. Annually, AFP Greater Madison provided more than $12,500 in scholarships to local members. We encourage you to apply for one of the opportunities below.

Applications for current scholarship opportunities can be downloaded via the links below.  To apply, please complete and submit your application to  by the application deadline as indicated per the opportunity.

Remembering Boris Frank

The AFP Greater Madison Board of Directors would like to extend our gratitude to the Frank family for requesting memorial gifts go to our chapter’s Boris Frank “Emerging Leaders” Scholarship. As many of our community, teaching was Boris’ passion and he came alive in the classroom. This scholarship fund honors his dedication to education by providing support to AFP members. We’re honored to hold Boris’ memory close by continuing his work in the years to come.

To make a memorial gift to the scholarship fund, click here. You may also mail gifts to AFP Greater Madison, C/O Jen Davie, Chapter Director, 1746 Oconto Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. Questions: contact Jen at

Boris Frank

Boris Frank "Emerging Leaders" Scholarships
Honoring a founding member

Date: Open Opportunity
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Description: We celebrate Boris Frank's longstanding and impactful fundraising career, along with his dedication to mentoring new generations in our profession. As an original member of our Greater Madison AFP Chapter, scholarships for emerging fundraisers are named in his honor. Beginning in 2020, opportunities will be available for members of our AFP chapter (including collegiate members) interested in attending specialty conferences or training, including those focused on diversity and inclusion, which fall outside our annual educational offerings.

For more information, please contact Jamie Schneider, scholarship chair at 

Application Form


AFP GM members at ICON 2018

59th Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising

Date: TBD 2022
Deadline to Apply: Stay tuned! Scholarships will open in late 2021 for the spring 2022 conference.
Scholarships Available: 1 chamberlain scholar (first time attendees), 3 chapter scholars (open to all)
Description: AFP ICON awaits with more than 100 sector-shifting sessions covering the most important topics in fundraising and countless ways to grow your network. Don't miss out, register today and join the 3,500 strong at AFP ICON!


UW Fundraising & Development Conference

Date: TBD
Deadline to Apply: TBD
Scholarships Available: 4 chapter scholarships

Description: Interactive workshops, techniques you can use at work immediately, and peer networking are among the many benefits that help strengthen individuals, teams, and organizations that attend and support this conference.


Fundraising Day Wisconsin
Deadline to Apply: TBD
Scholarships Available: TBD
Description: This educational program is jointly sponsored by the Madison and Southeastern WI AFP Chapters and promises to be a top-notch opportunity to learn from nationally-known presenters and network with area development professionals.


CFRE Certification and Renewal
Apply as early as possible to ensure scholarships are available.
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing until scholarships are exhausted for the year.
Scholarships Available: Certification - two for $700; Renewal - two for $408
Description: Click to learn more about CFRE Certification.
Application Form


CFRE Refresher Class
2021 dates TBD
Deadline to Apply: TBD
Scholarships Available: TBD
Description: Click to learn more about CFRE Refresher Class.
Application Form