The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain's dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation's annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain's memory and commitment to the Association. Read more about Ralph E. Chamberlain here.

The AFP Foundation offers every AFP chapter in Accord for 2023 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient's conference registration to AFP ICON 2024 in Toronto. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended AFP ICON. Chapters are encouraged to promote the Chamberlain Scholarship program locally.

Chamberlain Scholarship Guidelines