Scholarships

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. In 2018, AFP Greater Madison provided more than $12,500 in scholarships to 17 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 scholarships@madisonafp.com by the application deadline as indicated per opportunity.


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 trainings, including those focused on diversity and inclusion, which fall outside our annual educational offerings. For more information, please contact Courtney Polster, Ph.D., CFRE, scholarship chair at courtney.polster@agrace.org.

Application Form


 

AFP GM members at ICON 2018

57th Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising

***Deadline Approaching***

Date: March 29-31, 2020
Deadline to Apply: December 13, 2019 
Scholarships Available: 1 chamberlain scholar (first time attendees), 3 chapter scholars (open to all)
Description: Baltimore, Maryland - Charm City - 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!

Chamberlain Scholarship Application (first-time attendee)
Greater Madison Chapter Scholar Application (repeat or first-time attendee)


 

UW Fundraising & Development Conference
Date: 
May 27-29, 2020
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2020
Scholarships Available: Three for $495 
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.
Application Form


 

DeShawn Witter from Zendesk

2019 Diverse Communities Scholarship
*Scholarships have been awarded for 2019.  Check back for 2020 scholarship applications.

Date: March 31-April 2, 2019
Application Period: September 1-October 31, 2018
Scholarships Available: Three for $1,500
Description: AFP International is offering a scholarship to each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities - General Diversity Scholarship Fund;  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Scholarship Fund; African-American Diversity Scholarship Fund - to attend the 2019 International Conference on Fundraising.
Apply directly to AFP International. Learn more here. 


 

Fundraising Day Wisconsin
Date: 
TBD
Deadline to Apply: TBD
Scholarships Available: Four for $160
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
Date: 
TBD
Deadline to Apply: TBD
Scholarships Available: Certification - two for $700; Renewal - two for $408
Description: Click to learn more about CFRE Certification.
Application Form