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 by the application deadline as indicated per opportunity.

Anna January and Geoffrey Sandler

Diversity & Inclusion
Open Opportunity 
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Scholarships Available: Contact us to learn more
Description: Interested in pursuing a training opportunity in the area of diversity and inclusion? Let us know! We want to offer you a scholarship that will help you develop best practices in this area.
Application Form


CFRE Certification and Renewal
Not Applicable
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Scholarships Available: Certification - two for $700; Renewal - two for $408
Description: Click to learn more about CFRE Certification.
Application Form


Fundraising Day Wisconsin
August 22, 2019
Deadline to Apply: July 12, 2019
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.
Application Form


UW Fundraising & Development Conference
May 29-May 31, 2019
Deadline to Apply: May 3, 2019
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


Scholarship application and laptop photo

Interested in pursuing a different opportunity for continuing education? No problem! AFP Greater Madison is happy to support your professional development opportunities. We provide scholarships for members to attend fundraising and nonprofit education programs that are not sponsored by AFP. Contact the Scholarship Committee to see if a scholarship may be available.
General Scholarship Application


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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. 


AFP GM members at ICON 2018

56th Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising
*2019 Scholarships have been awarded.  2020 applications will open in November 2019.

Date: March 31-April 2, 2019
Deadline to Apply: December 14, 2018
Scholarships Available: Three for $1,550
Description: The world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers heads to the Lone Star State with a new name and a fresh look. Join us in San Antonio, Texas, home to a rich history and the vibrant River Walk, for AFP ICON 2019.

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