Scholarships

Scholarships 2018-09-26T13:34:38+00:00

Professional Scholarships

The AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter promotes the professional development and career advancement of its members through educational programming and by offering a network of professional resources that can help members generate philanthropic support for their organizations.

We recognize that financial restraints can limit educational opportunities for our members. We are proud to help offset the cost through our scholarships.

2017 Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship recipient, Dana Grothaus describes the impact this AFP Scholarship had on her career:

I re-entered the workforce in 2015 as a Development Assistant at Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions, a small non-profit in Northern Kentucky.  I was quickly promoted to Development Coordinator when the position opened up, and I was a one-person Development Department for a while.  I didn’t have any prior Development experience.  I read books, blogs, participated in webinars, and in-person trainings.  I wanted to learn everything about Fundraising, but it seemed like everything I was learning was only scratching the surface.  Fundamentals of Fundraising was really the deep dive I was looking for.  The speakers were excellent and they offered so much wisdom and real-world experience.  In the end, I learned a lot, but it also gave me the confidence that I needed.  I didn’t realize how much I already knew, but being at the training really enforced it. I was promoted to Director of Development this past October.

2018 Chamberlain Scholarship recipient, Coral Dill shares about her experience:

I had a wonderful time and came back energized, inspired, and ready to do more to further the work & mission of nonprofits throughout our city.

Five types of scholarship awards are being offered in 2018:

  • The Vanessa Mosley Presidential Membership Scholarship covers a full professional membership to our chapter for a year
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship assists in the tuition cost for the spring and fall sessions of our Fundraising master class (In 2018, two will be offered)
  • Seeds Scholarship provides $100 towards a Small Organization AFP Membership
  • Chamberlain Scholarship Program covers the registration fee and travel to the 2019 AFP International Conference – March 31 to April 2, 2019 in San Antonio, TX
  • CFRE Scholarship assists in the exam fee for fundraisers planning to take the CFRE exam in 2018
  • YP Scholarship supports those who are newer to a career in the development field.
Application

Vanessa Mosley Presidential Scholarship

(Deadline: March 9, 2018)

The Vanessa Mosley Presidential Membership Scholarship pays tribute to the excellent leadership Vanessa provided to the Greater Cincinnati Chapter during her 2017 presidency. This gift of appreciation is a meaningful expression of acknowledgement of a job well done and honors Vanessa’s commitment to professional fundraising and the community. This scholarship award, a one-year AFP Professional Membership, can be awarded immediately.

In awarding this unique scholarship, the Scholarship Committee will look for candidates who have the potential to excel in the fundraising profession. It is a condition of the award of this one-year scholarship that the recipient contributes back to the Greater Cincinnati Chapter as a committee member.

Scholarship selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate is employed by a non-profit organization operating within the Greater Cincinnati area served by the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter or currently seeking employment in the fundraising field
  • Candidate is primarily responsible for fundraising within the nonprofit organization for which he/she is employed
  • Demonstrate a financial need. Strong consideration will be given to individuals employed by organizations whose budgets are constrained and/or the individual would be responsible for paying their own membership dues.
  • Scholarship is open to a new or existing member.  Candidate must want to advance philanthropy by practicing ethical and effective fundraising that changes our community for the better
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to engage with others. Does the candidate exhibit a tendency to proactively and enthusiastically build productive relationships with people?

2018 Vanessa Mosley Scholarship Recipient: Carie Schultz, Animal Adoption Foundation

Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship

(Deadline: June 13, 2018 AND March 9, 2018)

One full scholarship is offered to attend AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s spring or fall session of Fundamentals of Fundraising. This course is a fundraising master class covering various aspects of development. It is designed for newcomers to the field and senior non-profit professionals who want to learn more about fundraising.
Scholarship selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Must be an AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter member in good standing
  • The individual’s organization has not received an AFP scholarship for any of its staff members in the past three years
  • The number of scholarships to be given each year will depend on availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants
  • After participating in the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, scholarship recipients should submit an article to the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter newsletter sharing how the course was beneficial to them
  • Scholarship recipient is required to volunteer on an AFP Committee

2018 Spring FoF Scholarship Recipient: Lyndsay Coleman, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
2018 Fall FoF Scholarship Recipient: Mark Osborne, Mount St. Joseph University

Seeds Scholarships

(Deadline: Ongoing application window)

The AFP Chapter Seeds Scholarship provides a $100 scholarship towards a Small Organization AFP membership.  The AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter is committed to helping small nonprofit organizations get the seed money they need to secure an AFP membership.  This seed money is an investment to help small nonprofits build their fundraising toolbox.  It’s our desire that these fundraising professionals will become long-term members through the kick start funding of a Seeds Scholarship.

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Scholarship selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate is employed by a small non-profit organization with a budget under $1M operating within the Greater Cincinnati area served by the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter
  • Candidate is the person primarily responsible for fundraising within the nonprofit organization for which he/she is employed
  • Demonstrate a financial need. Strong consideration will only be given to individuals employed by small non-profit organizations whose budgets are constrained.
  • Scholarship is open to a new or lapsed member.Candidate must want to advance philanthropy by practicing ethical and effective fundraising that changes our community for the better.
  • The applicant/non-profit organization has not been an AFP scholarship recipient in the past three years
  • All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer on an AFP Committee

Five Seeds Scholarships are available each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all scholarships have been awarded.

2018 Seeds Scholarship Recipients: 

Noel Beyer, Neighborhood Allies
Rhonda Morrison, Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati
Angela Pancella, Woven Oak Initiatives

Chamberlain Scholarship

(Deadline September 3, 2018)

The Chamberlain Scholarship program is awarded through the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, and honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The Chamberlain Scholarship covers the cost of registration for the 2019 AFP International Conference (typically held in March/April) while the matching chapter scholarship provides up to $1,200 for travel and lodging. All recipients must be first-time attendees of the International Conference.

The scholarship recipient is responsible for registering for the Conference. For more information about the International Conference visit www.afpnet.org.

Guidelines:

  • Must be an AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter member in good standing
  • Candidate must be employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising
  • Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE international conference on fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee)
  • Recipients must agree to submit an article to the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter newsletter sharing how the International Conference was beneficial to them
  • All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer on an AFP Committee

2018 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient: Amy Pelicano, DCCH Center for Children & Families

CFRE Scholarship

(Deadline September 3, 2018)

The AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter offers one $700 scholarship to reimburse recipients for the CFRE exam. Applicants must plan to take the exam in the 2018 calendar year.

Guidelines:

  • Must be an AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter member in good standing and engaged in the practice or study of philanthropy
  • Scholarships will only be available for first-time applicants
  • The applicant has not been an AFP scholarship recipient in the past two years
  • Applicants must submit documentation of registering for and taking the exam
  • The amount and number of scholarships to be given each year will depend on availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants
  • After passing the CFRE exam, the recipient should submit an article to the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter newsletter sharing their experience and offer advice to those who are interested in taking the exam
  • All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer on an AFP Committee

2018 CFRE Scholarship Recipient: Felicia Zakem, Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Young Professionals Scholarships

(Deadline September 3, 2018)

The AFP Young Professional Scholarship supports those who are newer to a career in the development field. Three $100 membership scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are looking to further their professional development, gain knowledge and take part in all that AFP has to offer to its members.

The YP Mission Statement: The YP Committee looks to integrate and develop the voice of all young professionals across the Greater Cincinnati chapter.

The AFP Cincinnati Chapter defines “YP” as someone who is of 40 years of age or younger AND/OR is someone who has less than 7 years of fundraising experience.

Guidelines:

  • Available to AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter individual members in good standing and engaged in the practice or study of philanthropy looking to renew their membership OR an individual looking to pursue a new membership with AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter
  • The applicant has not been an AFP scholarship recipient in the past two years
  • This scholarship is limited to young professionals as defined by AFP Cincinnati: Someone who is of 40 years of age or younger AND/OR is someone who has less than 7 years of fundraising experience.
  • All scholarship recipients are required to volunteer on an AFP Committee

2018 Young Professional Scholarship Recipient: Gabriela Prieto, The Salvation Army

Application

**Note: The amount and number of scholarships to be given each year will depend on availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants