Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter

Triangle Chapter Scholarships

2017 scholarships 

One of the benefits of belonging to the Triangle Chapter of AFP is your eligibility to apply for and receive a scholarship to a number of chapter events and conferences. You’ve probably heard about our scholarships for the AFP International Conference, but you may not be aware of the other scholarship opportunities offered by our chapter. If you are not currently a member, we offer membership scholarships as well!

Each year, members of the Triangle Chapter are asked to participate in AFP’s Every Member Campaign (EMC). Our chapter has always responded, and as a result, has access to one of the most visible benefits of our financial support of and association with AFP – the Chamberlain Scholarship. However, we also use these funds to support all other scholarship categories, and when you give to the EMC you are helping to support these efforts.

Please review the scholarship opportunities and download the scholarship application to fill out and submit. Please contact our Scholarships Chair, Christina Gonzalez with any questions.

2017 Scholarships Chair
Christina Gonzalez

Click here to read the Application Process & Criteria

Apply Now! Scholarship Application

AFP International 2016 was a phenomenal experience. I’m very impressed with the organization of the Chamberlain Scholarship, and particularly appreciated the LinkedIn page for scholars which served as a platform for connecting before the conference. Through it, I found a roommate and had someone to navigate the conference with from day one, which was extremely beneficial. The workshops I attended have already helped in my professional development. One workshop in particular was very timely and applicable in my volunteer work with a local nonprofit, as I’ve now shared with the board the value of a monthly giving program and we are working on a roll out plan. I’m profoundly grateful for the generosity that provided me the opportunity to attend this fantastic conference.

Christina Gonzalez

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Chamberlain Scholarship for AFP International Conference
The Chamberlain Scholarship provided by AFP International is for a first time attendee to the conference who regularly attends monthly meetings and commits to serve on a committee in the future. In addition to covering the registration fee to attend the conference the Triangle Chapter will also include $500 toward travel and hotel related expenses.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

Contact Christina Gonzalez at for more information. Conference website:
AFP Membership Scholarships
The Triangle Chapter of AFP will award scholarships available annually for membership in AFP. You must meet two of the four following criteria to be eligible.

  • Currently employed at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Triangle area;
  • Attended two AFP Triangle events within the previous 12 months prior to submitting application;
  • Currently serve on a Board of a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
  • Previous work experience within the last three years at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Young Professional Memberships

$75 each

Full Memberships

$300 each
Awarded: Agyei Ekundayo, Angela Powell

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To see the details of each category, click here.
NC Philanthropy Conference Scholarships
The Triangle Chapter of AFP offers five available scholarships to attend the AFP North Carolina Philanthropy Conference to assist members whose organizations have limited funding to support continuing education and professional development.

Applications are accepted through August 3, 2017. Please note that priority will be given to those applicants who have not received an AFP scholarship within the last year. For more information, visit the Conference Website. If you have any questions about applying, you may contact AFP Triangle Scholarships Chair, Christina Gonzalez,
Professional Development Scholarships
CFRE Certification Scholarship
One scholarship will be made available annually by the Triangle Chapter of AFP to cover costs related to the survey course or the exam. This scholarship will cover expenses up to $350.
  • Applicant must meet the experience requirements to be eligible for CFRE certification.
  • Applicant must submit a one-page summary to the AFP chapter office noting demonstrated need.
  • Individual must be active in the Triangle AFP chapter and attend meetings on a regular basis.
  • Applications must be received by July 14, 2017.

CFRE Refresher Course

One scholarship of $150 will be made available by the Triangle Chapter of AFP to put towards the course.

Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship
One scholarship will be made available annually by the Triangle Chapter of AFP to cover costs related to the Fundamentals of Fundraising course. The scholarship will cover half the cost of the full course for a member up to $195.