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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Scholarship Fund Purpose and Guidelines

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP) advances philanthropy by fostering growth and development of
fundraising professionals in order to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

The purpose of the AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Scholarship Fund is to promote and enhance the professional development of fund development professionals in the Southern Arizona area and encourage involvement and membership in the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The chapter is pleased to provide scholarships for educational opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Southern Arizona Chapter Membership Scholarships
  • AFP Young Professional Membership
  • AFP Statewide Conference
  • AFP International Conference
  • Professional Development (CFRE/ACFRE Certification)

You must be a resident of southern Arizona and currently, or in the last three years, employed in a nonprofit development position.

Scholarship Types:
Application for membership scholarships is open to anyone meeting above eligibility.
To apply for continuing education (conferences) or certification scholarships, you must:

  • Be a member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Have attended two AFP events within the previous 12 months prior to submitting application

Scholarship recipients will be asked to write a follow-up report or make a short report at a chapter meeting.

Recipients are also asked to join a working committee of the AFP Southern Arizona Chapter for a one year period. The Scholarship Chair will contact you to discuss ways you can get involved.

Scholarship applicants must demonstrate professional and personal financial need. Please explain financial need in the application.

Additional Commitments include the following:

  • Notification of change of job or position to the AFP President
  • Permission from your agency director to apply for a scholarship
  • A financial commitment for any ancillary expenses required, eg: breakfast meeting fees for membership awardees, conference travel, etc.

Fine Print:
Only one scholarship can be granted per individual and per organization in any one-year period.

Be sure to review the AFP Purpose and Guidelines page or download   here before applying.

For questions, please contact:
Marcie Fritz-Reichenbacher
2014-15 AFP Southern Arizona Scholarship Chair
Office: 749-2360 x602 / Cell:  401-0661