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2016-2017 Scholarships

AFP Southern Minnesota is offering several funding opportunities as part of a comprehensive scholarship program that serves to: support chapter members’ career development expand knowledge and skill in fundraising build effective fundraising leadership for nonprofit community organizations develop chapter membership Interested people may apply for funding as many times as they wish, but can receive only one scholarship award per year.  Scholarships are rewarded based on funding available and financial need.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Chamberlain Scholarship The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship, which was founded in memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE.  Mr. Chamberlain was instrumental in establishing the AFP and was a deeply committed philanthropist and volunteer.       APPLICATION DUE DATE IS October 26, 2016 This opportunity is open to all AFP Chapters which may name one grant recipient per year toattend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising This is a one-time award and recipients must be first-time attendees of the AFP International Conference on Fundraising   The 2017 annual International Conference on Fundraising will be held held April 30 – May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, California. Once a Chamberlain Scholar has been selected, a special registration packet will be sent directly to the scholar from AFP International Headquarters. Southern Minnesota AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Guidlines 2016 Chapter Scholarship - AFP International Conference The AFP Southern MN Chapter offers a Chapter Scholarship for AFP International Conference on Fundraising to be used for travel up to $1,000. APPLICATION DUE DATE IS October 26, 2016. The same rules apply as above. 

National Philanthropy Day Scholarship November 10th is designated as National Philanthropy Day (NPD) and this day has been planned annually by AFP since 1986 to honor individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.  SCHOLARSHIPS are available. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DUE DATE IS October 26, 2016. Members and Non-members are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Each year The Chapter NPD Scholarship covers all of the day’s workshops and luncheon, a $75 value. This year, NPD activities are scheduled for November 15th.

MEMBERSHIP Decide which membership category option is best for you at www.afpnet.org The Introductory Scholarship is for those who have never belonged to any AFP chapter and are currently employed in the fundraising profession or fulfill that role for their organization. APPLICATIONS ARE TAKEN ON A CONTINUAL BASIS AFP Southern MN Chapter will fund all or a portion of a new membership registration for one year (depending upon financial need and available funds) This scholarship opportunity does not include extra meeting or webinar charges Annual dues for a Professional Membership are currently $250 plus $50 for chapter dues  

Conatact David Herder at 507-292-7208 or DHerder@olmmed.org with any questions.  Fill out the Chamberlain Scholarship Application for the AFP International Conference scholarships and the Consolidated Scholarship application for NPD and Membership scholarships.