Membership Scholarships

Chair:  Mary Lewis

The Suzanne Foley Youth in Philanthropy Award for High School Graduates:

In 2009, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals lost a dear friend and Board member, Suzanne Foley, to cancer. Suzanne was a true role model in the fundraising profession. She was a woman full of grace and enthusiasm to give back to others. To honor her commitment to our profession, our Board instituted the Association of Fundraising Professionals Youth in Philanthropy Award in Memory of Suzanne Foley to be given to a graduating high school senior who had demonstrated results in meeting the needs of the community outside of school. This scholarship is awarded once a year at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration. 

Download Suzanne Foley Youth In Philanthropy Award Scholarship Application.

For more information, please contact: Mary Lewis


The Chamberlain Scholarship:

The Chamberlain Scholarship program provides a scholarship covering the conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, for one individual from each chapter to attend the 2019 AFP International Fundraising Conference (San Antonio, Texas – March 31 – April 2, 2019) . All other expenses associated with attending the conference (travel, hotel, meals, etc.) are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. For more information about this conference, please visit This scholarship is given by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Palm Beach County Chapter.


  • You must be a current member of AFP Palm Beach County and employed at a non-profit organization as a fundraising professional, or an executive director, or spend a substantial amount of time fundraising for your organization
  • You must never have attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising
  • If selected, you must complete a post-Conference evaluation for the AFP Foundation of Philanthropy Scholarship Committee as well as a report to AFP Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Only one person per chapter, per year is selected for this program.

To Apply:

Fill out the form (including a supervisor signature that if selected, you would be able to attend the 2019 AFP International Fundraising Conference), and attach a resume and a narrative describing how this opportunity will be beneficial to you, to your organization, and to your career in fundraising.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2018

Download Chamberlain Scholarship Application

For more information, please contact: Mary Lewis


Joining AFP:

Membership scholarships are available to those professionals who wish to join AFP, but for budget reasons cannot afford the cost of membership.  Scholarship seekers are asked to attend at least one AFP event prior to applying.  The application and correlating documents are reviewed by a committee of AFP members.  Scholarships are awarded based on the need of the applicant, special emphasis going to those who work for organizations with an annual budget less than $1 million.  Once the member is awarded the scholarship they are asked to volunteer on at least one committee and attend at least six membership lunches (paid for by the scholarship).  

Download Membership Scholarship Application.

For more information, please contact: Mary Lewis


Professional Development:

Scholarships are also awarded to help AFP members continue their professional growth and education.  Each year AFP of Palm Beach County awards scholarships for Planet Philanthropy Conference.  Also, AFP of Palm Beach County awards at least one Chamberlin Scholarship, allowing a member of AFP PBC to attend the AFP International Conference.   Details and qualifications for scholarship assistance to the conferences will be posted as the events are nearer.

Download Planet Philanthropy Scholarship Application.

For more information, please contact: Mary Lewis