Scholarships and Awards

The AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter offers scholarships, awards and bursaries for members to increase their professionalism, knowledge, and skills by attending conferences, courses, and workshops relevant to fundraisers offered locally, nationally, and internationally.

Scholarship and bursary opportunities include:

1.  CFRE Award 

  • Value: Two awards valued at $250 each
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017
  • Distribution: Upon confirmation of course or exam registration.
  • Criteria: Awarded to AFP members who have completed or are working towards completion of their CFRE designation.

Apply here: CFRE Award

2.  Fundamentals of Fundraising Award

  • Value: Two Awards valued at $250 each
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017
  • Distribution: Upon confirmation of course registration
  • Criteria: Awarded to AFP members who have attended or plan to attend a Fundamentals of Fundraising course offered by any AFP Chapter in 2017. There is no limit on experience or number of times that a member may apply for the award.

Apply here: Fundamentals of Fundraising Award

3. AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter Award – AFP International Conference on Fundraising

  • Value: $2,000
  • Application Deadline: Applications are open until Nov. 24, 2017
  • Distribution: Upon award distribution, you will be required to provide proof of payment for registration.
  • Criteria: All AFP Edmonton and Area members who have registered in the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. There is no limit on experience or past conferences attended. Award winners will not be eligible to apply for a period of two years following the receipt of the award.

Apply here: AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter Award

4. Chamberlain Scholarship Award – AFP International Conference on Fundraising

  • Value: Full conference Registration for $10 plus $500 for travel expenses.
  • Application Deadline: Applications are open until Oct. 22, 2017
  • Distribution: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Criteria: Candidate is 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). Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

Apply here: Chamberlain Scholarship Award

5. AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship

  • Value: $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017
  • Distribution: Dec. 1, 2017
  • Criteria: The AFP Foundation of Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 15-17, 2018. This fund is broken out into three categories: (1) African American, (2) Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT), (3) General Diversity Fund. AFP is pleased to offer $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities.

Apply here: Diverse Communities Scholarship

6. AFP Presidents Membership Bursary

  • Value: $300
  • Application Deadline: To be announced
  • Distribution: July 1 or upon renewal date that expires within one year of application deadline
  • Criteria: This award is currently under review.


For more information, please contact Joanne Lieu at jlieu2@ualberta.ca or Mary Saretski at mary.saretski@ualberta.ca.