Scholarship Programs

Central Ohio Chapter offers numerous scholarship opportunities annually to help qualified chapter members.

2021 New Membership Scholarship

Application Opens January 2021

Scholarships are awarded monthly

Membership Dues Scholarship​ ​(optional: up to 3 monthly education program reimbursements):

  • Who is able to apply?Any prospecting member joining AFP beginning January 2021. Criteria is eligibility for AFP membership.
  • Are consultants able to apply?Yes, as long as the consultant meets the criteria for AFP membership.
  • How is the scholarship awarded?The membership scholarship is awarded as a reimbursement. Scholarship recipients must apply and pay membership dues before receiving reimbursement.
  • How are the monthly education program reimbursements awarded?When applying for the membership scholarship applicants have the opportunity to express interest in receiving up to three monthly education program reimbursements. Reimbursements are 50% of the cost of the program. Recipients must register and pay before receiving reimbursement. Monthly education program reimbursements are only valid during 2021.
  • Are the monthly education program reimbursements required?No, recipients have the ability to choose to take advantage of the reimbursement or not, but there is no requirement.
  • Do I have any requirements for accepting the scholarship?Yes, all scholarship recipients are required to serve on a Central Ohio AFP committee for a one year period.

Education Program Fees

Application Opens January 2021

Scholarships are awarded monthly

CFRE Application/Exam Fee Scholarship

Application Opens January 2021

Scholarships are awarded monthly through November 30

CFRE Application/Exam Fee Scholarship

  • Who is able to apply?All current members of the Central Ohio AFP chapter who meet the criteria to sit for the CFRE examination. The committee will consider a number of criteria including applicants’ need and involvement in the chapter when awarding.
  • Are consultants able to apply?

    Yes.
  • How is the scholarship awarded?The CFRE application/exam fee scholarship is a reimbursement scholarship. The reimbursement covers up to 50% of the application/exam fee plus the administrative fee ($365). Recipients must show proof of registration and completed exam before receiving reimbursement.
  • Do I have to take the exam in 2021 to receive the reimbursement?Yes.
  • Do I have to pass the exam to receive the reimbursement?No.
  • Can I apply for this scholarship to cover application fees for renewals or a subsequent attempt to pass the exam?This scholarship does not cover renewal application fees. Members may only apply for the scholarship if working on initial certification.
  • Can I apply for other scholarships when I apply for this scholarship?Yes, however, the committee will take into consideration other scholarships you have received in the past.
  • Do I have any requirements for accepting the scholarship?Yes, all scholarship recipients are required to serve on a Central Ohio AFP committee for a one year period.
  • I am a consultant. Who should write my recommendation letter?A principal from your consulting firm, a client, an AFP Board member, or the chair of the AFP committee you serve on.

Other Educational Opportunities Scholarship

Application Opens January 2021

Scholarships are awarded monthly through November 30

Other Educational Opportunities Scholarships

  • Who is able to apply?All current members of the Central Ohio AFP chapter. The committee will consider a number of criteria including applicants’ need and involvement in the chapter when awarding.
  • Are consultants able to apply?Yes.
  • How is the scholarship awarded?The educational opportunities scholarships are reimbursement scholarships. Recipients will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee up to $400 after providing proof of registration. Recipients are expected to attend the session. There is no reimbursement for any other fees or expenses associated with the course.
  • Which courses qualify?The committee will not be vetting the educational courses applicants propose. Applicants may apply for this scholarship to attend a session put on by AFP, COPGC/PPP, CASE, University of Indiana School of Fundraising, and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. As part of the application, applicants will provide a link to information or the course brochure.
  • Can I apply for other scholarships when I apply for this scholarship?Yes, however, the committee will take into consideration other scholarships you have received in the past.
  • Do I have any requirements for accepting the scholarship?Yes, recipients are expected to fully participate in the proposed educational program and are required to serve on a Central Ohio AFP committee for a one year period.
  • I am a consultant. Who should write my recommendation letter?A principal from your consulting firm, a client, an AFP Board member or the chair of the AFP committee you are serving on.

2022 AFP International Conference (ICON) Scholarship

Open for Applications: September 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

2022 AFP International Conference (ICON) Scholarship

  • Who is able to apply?All current members of the Central Ohio AFP chapter who meet the criteria of the specific scholarship for which the applicant is applying (Chamberlain, Emerging Scholar or Attendance Scholarship). The committee will consider a number of criteria including applicants’ need and involvement in the chapter when awarding. Members who have received a scholarship to attend the AFP international Conference (ICON) in the previous three years are not eligible to apply.
  • Are consultants able to apply​?Yes.
  • How is the scholarship awarded?All ICON scholarships are reimbursement scholarships. Recipients will be reimbursed for expenses after submitting proof of conference expenditures. The Chamberlain Scholar recipient will be provided a special registration link for ICON.
  • Can I apply for other scholarships when I apply for this scholarship?Yes, however, the committee will take into consideration if you have received an AFP ICON scholarship in the past.
  • Do I have any requirements for accepting the scholarship?Yes, recipients are expected to fully participate in 2022 ICON and are required to serve on a Central Ohio AFP committee for a one year period.
  • I am a consultant. Who should write my recommendation letter?A principal from your consulting firm, a client, an AFP Board member or the chair of the AFP committee you serve on.

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Open for Applications: June 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021

Fundamentals of Fundraising Registration Scholarship

  • Who is able to apply? All current members of the Central Ohio AFP chapter as well as non-Central Ohio AFP members are invited to apply. Full and half tuition scholarships are available for AFP members and half tuition scholarships are available for non-members. The committee will consider a number of criteria including applicants’ need and involvement in the chapter when awarding.
  • Are consultants able to apply?Yes.
  • How is the scholarship awarded?Scholarship recipients will receive a special scholarship attendee registration link for the course registration. This is not a reimbursement scholarship.
  • Can I apply for other scholarships when I apply for this scholarship?Yes, however, the committee will take into consideration other scholarships you have received in the past.
  • Do I have any requirements for accepting the scholarship?Yes, recipients are expected to fully participate in the course and are required to serve on a Central Ohio AFP committee for a one year period.

Scholarship Chair

Laura M. Baker, CFRE, MBA

Chief Development Officer - WOSU Public Media

Contact Me

614-292-3022


Position Title: Scholarship Chair

Capacity: Board Member

Reports to: Vice President of Professional Development

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and chairs committee meetings
  • Recruits and enlists committee members; monitors the work of volunteers to ensure timely completion of assignments
  • Determines, coordinates and awards all scholarships for the Chapter
    • Scholarships include: AFP International Conference, CFRE Exam, certificate courses, AFP Education Courses, and membership
    • Communicates scholarships deadlines and application procedures to the Chapter
    • Informs scholarship recipients and non-recipients in a timely fashion
    • Submits all necessary documentation to AFP Global for AFP Conference scholarship recipient (Chamberlain Scholar)
  • With the Volunteer Coordinator and Mentoring Chair tracks committee involvement of mentees and scholarship recipients
  • Works with the Vice President of Communications and Marketing Chair to outline strategies for communicating all scholarship opportunities to membership
  • With committee, personally promotes scholarship opportunities through group and one-on-one communications
  • Develops and submits a budget to the Treasurer by designated deadline; monitors committee income and expenditures
  • Provides timely and up-to-date content to Chapter Administrator and Marketing Chair for website and digital publications
  • Works to successfully achieve goals outlined in Chapter Strategic Plan
  • Ensures there is a succession plan to cultivate a new chair to take his/her place as needed
  • Celebrates success; ensures that celebration includes expressions of gratitude to volunteers
  • Adheres to policies and Board responsibilities as adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Upon leaving office, transfers all records to successor