Eileen Fitzgerald OPRN Conference Scholarship

This year OPRN will award a New Researcher Scholarship (less than 5 years in the profession) and a Veteran Researcher Scholarship (current OPRN member with more than 5 years in the profession). Each scholarship recipient will receive $200 (reimbursed) for conference registration, transportation, and lodging expenses.

About the Scholarship:

In 2008, the OPRN Conference Scholarship was named in honor of Eileen Fitzgerald, a long-time board member of OPRN who served as the organization's president, conference chair, and membership chair, as well as many other roles. Eileen is an exemplary member of our profession.

By providing this scholarship to the OPRN annual conference, or towards the attendance of an APRA conference, we hope to:

Encourage participation by organizations and individuals whose resources for staff development are limited.

Promote a baseline skill set in prospect research skills within the Ohio region nonprofit community regardless of the size or affluence of a participant's organization.

Promote networking opportunities for new development professionals.

Increase awareness of OPRN and build a more diverse membership base.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 1st.