Scholarships

Scholarships 2019-11-17T15:23:58-05:00

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 constraints can limit educational opportunities for our members. We are proud to help offset the cost through our scholarships.

Five types of scholarship awards are being offered in 2019:

  • The Presidential Membership Scholarships cover a full professional membership to our chapter for a year (up to 5 will be awarded in 2019)
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarships assist in the tuition cost for the spring and fall sessions of our Fundraising master class (In 2019, two will be awarded)
  • Seeds Scholarship Provides $100 towards a Small Organization AFP Membership (up to 5 will be awarded in 2019)
  • Chamberlain Scholarships covers the registration fee and travel to the 2020 AFP International Conference – Typically March/April
  • CFRE Scholarships covers CFRE Refresher Course fee and the exam fee for fundraisers planning to take the CFRE exam in 2019  (up to 5 will be awarded in 2019)
  • YP Scholarships support those who are newer to a career in the development field. (up to 5 will be awarded in 2019)
Application

Presidential Scholarship

In this new chapter of our organization’s history, the AFP Presidential Scholarship will allow for Vivian’s Victory to learn and execute best practices to launch a unique new program, reVIV. We are excited and grateful to have resources available to us through AFP to best interact with donors, which ultimately will allow for us to impact more families. Maria Dunlap, Vivian’s Victory

(Deadline: TBD for 2020)

The Presidential Membership Scholarship pays tribute to the excellent leadership Jim Hudson provided to the Greater Cincinnati Chapter during his 2018 presidency. This gift of appreciation is a meaningful expression of acknowledgement of a job well done and honors Jim’s commitment to professional fundraising and the community. This scholarships 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?

2019 Presidential Scholarship Recipients:

  • Khrys Styles, The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project
  • Aureal Williams, Dohn Community High School 
  • Amanda Jenkins, Community Action Agency of Hamilton County
  • Kelsey Eilers, People Working Cooperatively
  • Maria Dunlap, Vivian’s Victory

Fundamentals of Fundraising Scholarship

(Deadline: TBD for 2020)

“This scholarship is essential to propelling my ability to be an effective fundraiser, enabling me to be a better support to my current team, and helping me to advance my career in the future. I am excited and looking forward to starting the course and learning the Fundamentals of Fundraising!.”  William Meriwether | Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Two full scholarships are 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

2019 Spring FoF Scholarship Recipient: Tara French, GE Digital
2019 Fall FoF Scholarship Recipient: William Meriwether, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Seeds Scholarships

(Deadline: Ongoing application window)

The SEEDS scholarship is going to help T1Diabetes Journey reach our mission of giving back to the community and helping diabetics through their maintenance journeys. I will use the membership at my fullest capacity by attending future events and carrying out the responsibilities of fundraising.  Antroinette Worsham, T1Diabetes Journey 

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 nonprofit 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/nonprofit 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.

2019 Seeds Scholarship Recipients: 

  • Antroinette Worsham, T1Diabetes Journey Inc

Chamberlain Scholarship

(Deadline TBD for 2020)

“I am honored and grateful to be chosen to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship. Having the opportunity to attend the International Conference will increase my knowledge and has invigorated my passion for serving our community.” Donial Curry, Beech Acres Parenting Center

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 2020 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.afpicon.com.

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

2019 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipients:

  • Donial Curry, Beech Acres Parenting Center

CFRE Scholarship

(Deadline TBD for 2020)

The CFRE precedes reputation. It reinforces that I am a leader in this industry not just as an executor, but as a strategist, ethicist and critical thinker. Now I just need to live up to that and improve every day!  .” Matthew Gellen, Freestore Foodbank and American Legacy Theatre

The AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter offers up to five scholarships that cover the cost of the CFRE Refresher Course PLUS reimburse recipients for the CFRE exam fee of $700 upon passing the exam. For reimbursement, applicants must pass the exam within one year of attending the CFRE Refresher Course.

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 passing the exam within one year of attending the CFRE Refresher Course.
  • 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

2019 CFRE Scholarship Recipients:

  • Adrienne McDade-Taylor, Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Lynn Migliara, Melodic Connections
  • Matthew Gellin, Freestore Foodbank and American Legacy Theatre
  • Michelle Harpenau, World Affairs Council – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
  • Naimah Bilal, Cincinnati Waldorf School

Young Professionals Scholarships

Since I am so new to the fundraising field, this AFP YP scholarship will allow me to learn from the best and soak up all of the knowledge possible from fellow fundraising professionals.  This will allow me to push myself and grow in new ways, and continue to develop my career in the non-profit sector.  Thank you to AFP for such an incredible opportunity!” Anna Brandt, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

(Deadline: TBD for 2020)

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. For individuals 3o years of age or older, this scholarship covers $100 of the $330 membership dues.

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

2019 Young Professional Scholarship Recipients:

  • Elizabeth Ruwe, Cooperative for Education
  • Kristen Weber, Thomas More University
  • Anna Brandt, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati
  • Marsha High III, Northern Kentucky University

Questions: please email admin@afpcincinnati.org

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