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Professional Development Scholarships

It is the goal of the AFP Silicon Valley Chapter to support the professional development of its members.  One way AFP SVC achieves this goal is by providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships. 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicants for scholarships to assist with professional development fees or AFP membership fees should:
    • Be employed by, or be an independent consultant for, a public benefit corporation,
    • Dedicate at least 50% of their time to fundraising and
    • Be a member of AFP SVC. (unless applying for a membership scholarship) 
  2. Individuals receiving awards will uphold the Ethical Standards of Philanthropy as established by AFP International.
  3. Individuals are only eligible to receive funds for professional development once a year. However, persons may receive financial assistance for both professional development and a membership scholarship in the same year.

RULES – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. Depending on funds available, AFP SVC will provide up to 50% of the registration cost or fee for:
    • AFP SVC Fundraising School.
    • AFP SVC workshop/ class.
    • Local/regional workshops, classes, conferences or seminars related to development offered by recognized organizations, including accredited institutions.
    • AFP International Conference.
    • Study guides or testing for accreditation (CFRE, ACFRE, AHP, or equivalent).
  2. Payment for the balance of any fees or registration costs, as well as any affiliated travel expenses, is the responsibility of the individual or their employer.
  3. Individuals receiving financial assistance for professional development may be asked to share their training/educational experience with AFP SVC members through a newsletter article, a short program presentation, a mentoring program or other vehicle as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. The application form is available by clicking the link below.
  2. Applications are due the first day of each month. 
    • FOR NON-AFP SVC TRAINING/EDUCATION: Attach a class description, summary or agenda to your application.
  3. Applicants will be notified within 30 days.
  4. FOR NON-AFP SVC EVENTS: Applicants must submit proof of payment to the AFP SVC administrator for reimbursement (but they need not submit this until after they have been notified that they have been awarded a scholarship). Applicants must also submit a) a copy of the event registration form and b) proof of attendance, (i.e. a letter from the planner/coordinator or a certificate of completion), to the AFP SVC administrator to receive reimbursement.

RULES - MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Depending on funds available, AFP SVC will provide up to 50% of the cost of AFP membership. Scholarships will not exceed $150 per applicant per year for no more than two years (1st & 2nd year) with the balance to be paid by the applicant or his/her employer.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. The application form is available by clicking the link below.
  2. Applications are due the first day of each month.
  3. Applicants will be notified within 30 days.

Download Scholarship Application