Scholarships 2018-01-05T14:01:58+00:00


Chamberlain Scholarship

The Chamberlain Scholarship is offered to one WNC AFP member annually and pays the full cost of registration and up to $500 in travel expenses for the AFP International Fundraising Conference, less a $10 processing fee.

Applicants are required be a current AFP members in good standing to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship. Deadline is typically the middle of October.

2018 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient Announced

Congratulations Leah Craig Fieser, Communications and Annual Fund Director at Friends of the WNC Nature Center. Ms. Fieser will receive the full registration fee and additional funds for travel expenses to attend the 2018 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans, LA, April 15-17, 2018.

Ms. Fieser is a “firm believer in continuing education and learning from those with experience. Fundraising is always evolving and it’s important to stay up-to-date and to learn from the folks who are getting it right.” In addition, she will use this opportunity to help pursue her CFRE Accreditation in 2018.

Ms. Fieser also joins the AFP WNC Board in 2018 as the Philanthropy Institute Chair.

The 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held in April 15-17, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. More Information on the conference is available at

International AFP Conference in San Francisco 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the three-day International AFP Conference in San Francisco as our chapter’s Chamberlain Scholar. I was delighted to have access to the best educational sessions, highly engaging general session public speakers, and numerous opportunities to network with peers. I must admit, the size and scope of the conference initially was intimidating, but after attending the First Timer’s Welcome session on the first day, I met several fundraising professionals from around the world, and we continued to experience our first conference together. I cannot express how invaluable this experience has been. I’m looking forward to the 2018 Conference in New Orleans, and I encourage other chapter members to attend. Antanette Mosley

John Gile Scholarship

The John Gile Scholarship if offered to pay the full registration fee of the Philanthropy Institute.
Deadline is typically the end of June.

AFP International Fundraising Conference Diverse Communities Scholarship

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the $1500 Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference.
Deadline is typically in October.

This fund is broken out into three categories:

  • African American
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT)
  • General Diversity Fund

Should you have questions about the AFP the Diversity Scholarships Campaign, please contact Heba Mahmoud at


For questions about AFP WNC Scholarship Programs, please contact our Scholarship chair Chad Conaty at