The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Wichita Chapter offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for members and non-members alike. See below for details on these scholarships.
Mid-America Conference (MAC) on Fundraising Scholarships
The AFP Greater Wichita Chapter shall offer scholarships for members to attend the Mid-America Conference on Fundraising. The 2017 event was held in Kansas City, Missouri. The scholarship process for 2017 has ended. Check back next year around February of next year for the 2018 scholarships.
National Philanthropy Day Scholarships
The AFP Greater Wichita Chapter shall offer scholarships for members and non-members to attend the chapter's National Philanthropy Day celebration. The event includes a morning skill-building session as well as an awards luncheon. National Philanthropy Day scholarships are due each fall, and National Philanthropy Day takes place on or around November 15 each year.
Sharon G. Miles Professional Development Fund
Funded by her friends, colleagues and community leaders, the Sharon G. Miles Professional Development Fund exists to honor Sharon’s legacy. Sharon’s dedication and leadership to fundraising will continue to inspire others through an annual award that will recognize an individual’s service to the fundraising profession. The Sharon G. Miles Professional Development Fund will provide financial support to a qualifying member of the Greater Wichita AFP Chapter. The scholarship is to be used to increase the recipient’s knowledge of and professionalism in fundraising. The Sharon G. Miles Professional Development Fund applications are due on October 15 each year.
To help individuals serving not-for-profit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the Greater Wichita Chapter sponsor an annual Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising each spring.
Through AFP International, the Greater Wichita AFP Chapter offers one Chamberlain Scholarship covering the cost of conference registration (approximately a $595 value) PLUS another $750 to help cover travel and lodging costs as a one-time award to a deserving individual, who has not attended a previous AFP International Conference. Note that Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for a $10 payment to secure the registration. The Chamberlain Scholarship application is due on or around October 15 each year.