AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: CONFERENCE CATEGORY


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AFP International Conference on Fundraising (AFP ICON Conference)

Here is your chance to join your colleagues for the 2023 AFP International Fundraising Conference on Fundraising, taking place on April 16-18, 2023 in New Orleans. The conference brings nearly 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy, with a focus on fundraising practice and technique. It offers more than 100 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants -- from entry level to seasoned professionals. 

AFP Houston offers three types of scholarships for its members to attend the AFP ICON Conference. All scholarships grant the recipient free registration and reimbursement for travel expenses. 

Scholarship #1: Chamberlain Scholarship 

AFP Global grants each AFP Chapter one Chamberlain Scholarship to award each year. AFP Global covers the cost of registration while AFP Houston will reimburse for travel to the conference. This scholarship is only available to members who have never attended an AFP ICON before.

Scholarship Opens: October 17, 2022
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022

Requirement after Award: Write and submit a report to the Scholarship Chair that may be used in AFP materials, website or newsletter.  

Scholarship #2: Chapter ICON Scholarship 

This is another scholarship opportunity for AFP Houston members to attend the AFP ICON Conference. AFP Houston will cover the cost of registration as well as reimburse for travel to the conference. The only requirements for this scholarship are that you have an active membership with AFP Houston and you have never received this scholarship before (excluding Chamberlain Scholarship).

Scholarship Opens: October 17, 2022
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022

Requirement after Award: Write and submit a report to the Scholarship Chair that may be used in AFP materials, website or newsletter.

Scholarship #3: "Next Gen” ICON Scholarship 

This is a scholarship opportunity for AFP Houston young professional members to attend the AFP ICON Conference. AFP Houston will cover the cost of registration as well as reimburse for travel to the conference.The Next Generation ICON Scholarship is to engage young professionals (30 and under, at the time of the conference) who are exploring philanthropy and building their fundraising careers. This scholarship is only available to members who have never attended an AFP ICON before.

Scholarship Opens: October 17, 2022
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022

Requirements to Apply:

  • Be a member for at least 1 year
  • Have never attended an AFP International Conference
  • Have never received an AFP International Conference Scholarship or Chamberlain Scholarship from the Greater Houston Chapter.
  • Must provide proof of age. Candidate must be under 30 during the entire conference.

Requirement after Award: Write and submit a report to the Scholarship Chair that may be used in AFP materials, website or newsletter.

AFP LEAD Conference Scholarship 

Awards: Scholarships awarded will cover the cost of registration for the conference. 

Requirements to Apply:

  • Be a member for at least 2 years
  • Willingness to serve on a committee (if not already on one)
  • Professional reference provided 

Requirement after Award: Write and submit a report to the Scholarship Chair that may be used in AFP materials, website or newsletter.