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Scholarship Opportunities

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) First Coast, Florida Chapter

2017 Scholarship Program

The AFP First Coast Chapter offers a variety of scholarships to advance our profession and encourage chapter membership.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities to attain or retain AFP membership, and increase their professionalism, knowledge and skills.  Below is a summary of the scholarship categories and opportunities.


Scholarship & Application Schedule at a Glance

Applications Accepted Beginning Date
Application Deadline to
Scholarship Committee Chairman
New Member
February 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
Renewal Member
February 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
Diversity Scholarship

March 1, 2017
December 15, 2017
CFRE / Other
February 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
Planet Philanthropy
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
2018 International Conference
Regular Scholarship
August 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
Chamberlin Scholarship
September 1, 2017
October 15, 2017

Download the Complete 2017 Scholarship Application Package

To apply for a scholarship, click here to download the application form.

 General Guidelines

  1. Individual AFP First Coast members are limited to one scholarship per calendar year.
  2. Only one scholarship award per category will be awarded per organization per year.
  3. Scholarship recipients are ineligible for one year after receiving their award EXCEPT when applying for a Renewing Member Scholarship.
  4. Recipients must serve on at least one local chapter committee.  Please select at least one committee on your application form.

Award Procedures

  1. To be considered for an award, read the instructions carefully, submit the completed application and required documentation before the published deadline for the scholarship you are seeking, to:


Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

  1. Your application will be reviewed and a decision made as soon as possible by the Chapter Review Committee.
  2. The amount of a scholarship award is dependent on the type of scholarship being received and funds availability as outlined in the individual scholarship descriptions within this package.
  3. You will be notified by the Scholarship Committee Chairman of the Chapter Review Committee’s decision along with the amount awarded, if any.
  4. Payment for an award is conditional on the recipient fulfilling the obligation for which the award is made. 

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hirshan or Taylor Strasser.


Julie Hart

AFP First Coast Chapter Scholarship Committee Co-Chairman


Phone: 904-407-6149


Taylor Strasser

AFP First Coast Chapter Scholarship Committee Co-Chairman


Phone: 904-415-1889