Bursaries and Scholarships

Your chapter supports you!

We offer a variety of annual bursaries and scholarships to help you develop your skills and achieve your goals.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Megan Henshaw.

Fundamentals of Fundraising Bursary

The Fundamentals of Fundraising course is ideal for those new to fundraising, or for those seeking their CFRE designation.  This bursary defrays the course fee substantially.

Highlights

  • $300 bursary value (covers 75% of member course cost, 60% of non-member cost)
  • 3 bursaries available in 2021

Criteria

  • Open to members and non-members
  • Must be employed in fundraising or interested in working in the profession
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary in the last calendar year

Recipient Commitments

  • Complete the entire course
  • Submit a brief report once course is completed
  • Serve on an AFP Golden Horseshoe volunteer committee for a one year term

Application Process

Applications will be available once course details have been confirmed.

AFP Congress Bursaries

Let us help you get inspired!  This bursary will help defray the costs of attending AFP’s annual three day fundraising conference in Toronto.

Highlights

  • $700 bursary
  • 4 bursaries available annually

Criteria

  • Only open to AFP Golden Horseshoe members
  • Must be employed as a fundraising professional, or as an Executive Director or Consultant that spends at 20% of their time on fundraising
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary last calendar year

Recipient Commitments

  • Attend the entire conference
  • Complete a brief evaluation report at the end of the conference (funds provided once report is received)
  • Consider volunteering on an AFP Golden Horseshoe committee

Application Process

Applications will be available mid-summer.  Stay tuned!

Chamberlain Scholarship

Attend ICON, the most-recognized fundraising conference in the world.

Highlights

  • $2,000 towards expenses such as travel, accommodation, meals
  • Plus, we’ll cover the conference fee less $10 USD
  • 1 scholarship available annually

Criteria

  • Only open to AFP Golden Horseshoe members
  • Must have at least 5 years full time experience as a professional fundraiser
  • Must be employed as: a fundraising professional; an Executive Director or Consultant that spends at 20% of their time on fundraising; or as consultant that spends 50% of their fundraising for other organizations
  • Only one application per organization
  • Must demonstrate financial need on the part of your organization and/or a limited professional development budget
  • NOT available to anyone who received a bursary last calendar year
  • NOT available to anyone who has previously attended ICON

Recipient Commitments

  • Attend the entire conference
  • Complete a brief evaluation report at the end of the conference (funds provided once report is received)
  • Consider volunteering on an AFP Golden Horseshoe committee

Application Process

Application for ICON 2022 will be available in August 2021.  Please check back then.

History

The Chamberlain Scholarship honours Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long time fundraiser and supporter of AFP.