Scholarships

AFP West Michigan is pleased to offer a range of scholarships. These scholarships provide opportunities for both members and non-members to pursue educational and professional development programs. Whether you are interested in local programs, membership scholarships, or regional and national opportunities, we have opportunities to support your goals.

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Local Scholarships

AFP West Michigan Educational
Program Scholarship

Chapter will award recipient with full tuition to attend a single program (includes NPD) hosted by AFP West Michigan. Recipient must be a current AFPWM Chapter member. One recipient is awarded one program tuition each calendar year.

Let’s Cultivate New
Members Scholarship

Chapter will award recipient with full tuition to attend a single program such as a National Philanthropy Day luncheon or a Friday Breakfast workshops hosted by AFPWM. Recipient is not a member of AFP and has not been a member for over three years. Each recipient can receive this scholarship once each calendar year.

Membership Scholarships

Professional Membership Scholarship

Chapter will award a recipient with a one year Professional Individual AFPWM membership. Recipient does not have to be a current chapter member. Scholarship is not renewable and awarded once during their membership of AFPWM.
Scholarship Award $330.00

Young Professional Scholarship

Chapter will award a recipient with a one year Young Professional Scholarship AFPWM Membership. Recipient must be a current Collegiate Member of AFPWM and a part of the chapter for one year. Recipient can receive this scholarship once during their membership of AFPWM.
Scholarship Award $95.00

Collegiate Member Scholarship

Chapter will award a Collegiate Member with one year of AFPWM Membership. Recipient must be enrolled at a higher education institution and can receive this scholarship once during their membership. Recipient does not have to be a current member of AFPWM.
Scholarship Award $85.00

Regional and National Programs

The AFPWM Scholarship Fund

The AFPWM Scholarship Fund will consider funding 50% (not to exceed $1,400) of the cost of tuition (including room, board and travel) of a regional fund raising program, such as those offered by Grand Valley State University, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Center for Philanthropy, or other approved program.

Scholarship Award not to exceed $1,400

AFP International Programs: Chamberlain Scholarship and Diversity Communities Scholarship

AFP International Chamberlain Scholarship

Each year, AFPWM sends a chapter-nominated Chamberlain Scholar to the AFP International Conference. The nominee must be a fundraiser who has never attended an AFP or NSFRE conference. The scholar pays $10 toward the event and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy provides the scholarship directly to the conference registration account. The AFPWM Scholarship Fund may also fund 70% (not to exceed $1,000) of the cost of tuition (including room, board and travel) of an approved fundraising program, such as the AFP International Conference.

AFP International: Diverse Communities Scholarship

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is accepting applications for 14 members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference. The Foundation is able to offer $1,500 scholarships ($595 conference fee + $905 for travel expenses).

Deadline 12/22/23 application available soon