ELIGIBILITY

Scholarship Recipients must:
·      be responsible for fundraising for a 501(c)(3) organization
·      be from an organization that meets the criteria for the scholarship to which they are applying
 
APPLICATION PROCESS

Once eligible, submit the completed application by August 31, 2020.  You will be notified by October 15, 2020 regarding the scholarship committee's decision.  
 
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

Winning scholarship recipients must submit their application for AFP membership in the appropriate membership category directly to AFP International. AFP NWA will reimburse recipients or recipient organization.  

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* 1. Applicant's Contact Information

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* 2. I am a current member of Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA

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* 3. Which membership scholarship are you applying for?  (you may apply for more than one category, however, a recipient can only receive one scholarship.)

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* 4. Membership Application Type (definitions below) 

Small Nonprofit Organizational Membership
  • Open to nonprofit organizations who can answer yes to all the following criteria:
  • An operating budget of less than $1,000,000.
  • A fundraising department with less than two (2) full time equivalent (FTE) staff.
  • Not affiliated with a larger institution supporting their operations; and
  • Individually incorporated or otherwise organized as a separate entity in the laws of the specific country.
  • The organization will designate one fundraising professional to receive the benefits offered in this membership category. The membership will be transferred to another individual if the member leaves the organization. AFP of NWA will reimburse the organization $155 as the scholarship recipient.
Young Professionals Scholarship
  • Open to persons who hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the US and Canada and are compensated for their services, and are 30 years old or younger.
  • AFP of NWA will reimburse the member (or organization sponsoring membership) $100 as recipient.
Professional Membership
  • AFP of NWA will award one professional membership a year. Priority will be given to individuals who have never been a member of AFP, but consideration will also be given to individuals whose membership may have lapsed due to budget shortfalls, or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • APF of NWA will reimburse the member $285 as recipient.

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* 5. Organization's annual budget

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* 6. Organization's annual development budget

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* 7. Organization continuing education/professional development budget

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* 8. Percentage of time spent fundraising in current position

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* 9. Length of time fundraising for present organization

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* 10. Total years in fundraising

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* 11. Need statement
Please provide a brief statement describing why you and/or your organization would benefit from the an AFP NWA Chapter Scholarship.

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* 12. Applicant's Certification
I am a full-time fundraising professional or spend at least 50% of my time fundraising on behalf of a non-profit organization. I understand that if I receive this scholarship, I am expected to attend education session (3rd Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October).  Recipient or recipient's agency is responsible for education session fee of $15/per meeting-  this includes seminar, lunch and applicable materials.  

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* 13. Supervisor’s Authorization
I verify that my supervisor approves my application for scholarship. Additionally my supervisor gives me permission to attend AFP monthly education sessions. 

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