The Meyers Scholarship for the AFPGV Regional Conference

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 29, 2019 at noon

View/download a 2019 Meyers Scholarship Application. 

Make an Online Donation to the Meyers Scholarship Fund.

The Meyers Fund was established to honor Daniel M. Meyers and his contributions to the fundraising profession. Recognizing that many local organizations cannot afford the cost of professional development, Mr. Meyers, in conjunction with the AFP Genesee Valley Chapter, has committed to helping non-profit professionals increase their knowledge and skills through this scholarship program.

Scholarship applicants who are not selected will be able to register for the conference at the Early Bird Rate. Two scholarships will be awarded for the 2019 Regional Conference on May 1 and the winner will be announced mid-April.

View previous AFPGV Meyers Scholarship winners.

Meyers Scholarship Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must submit:
         1. A completed scholarship application including required signatures.
         2. A brochure or annual report which describes the applicant’s organization (if available).
         3. A completed conference registration form (if one is not available at the time of your application, it will be forwarded to you once your application is received), and
         4. A one-page listing of two to five professional development objectives to be met as a result of attending the conference.
  • The applicant has not previously received a scholarship to an AFP Conference.
  • Only one individual from the same organization may be selected.
  • Each applicant selected will receive a scholarship that will cover the entire conference registration fee (up to a maximum value of $125).
  • The applicant must be a fundraising professional, or an active volunteer or employee, for a 501(c)(3) organization..
  • If a candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of his/her time must be devoted to fundraising (please state amount of time in writing).
  • Only applicants in the greater Rochester area served by the AFP Genesee Valley Chapter are eligible to apply.
  • AFP membership is not required, but preference will be given to AFP members of the Genesee Valley Chapter.

All Meyers Scholars are encouraged to make a donation to the Meyers Fund through AFP Genesee Valley Chapter so that the Fund continues to grow and benefit others.

For more information, contact Sami Sheehan CFRE, AFPGV Scholarship Committee Chair, at [email protected]; or contact the Chapter Office at 585-586-7810 or [email protected].