Scholarships & Grants
Professional Development Scholarship
The professional development scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that also takes into account financial needs (e.g., working for an organization with limited or no professional development budget.) The recipient will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 for professional development activities offered by Apra Carolinas or Apra International. The recipient is asked to write a blog post about their experience using the scholarship.
The 2021 Professional Development Scholarship was awarded to Bridgette Holley of Hope International. Be sure to check out her blog post about her experience!
This year we were able to award two scholarships to our members. Congratulations:
Kelly Kemp, Furman University
Gillian Hayden, NC Democracy
Applications for the 2022 Professional Development Scholarship are now closed. The scholarship applications will reopen on Jan 1, 2023.
We are currently accepting applications for the Membership Scholarship!
Created in 2021, the membership scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that takes into account financial need. Circumstances to apply for the membership scholarship may include being furloughed or laid-off, working for an organization with limited or no professional development budget, being new to the profession, or other considerations which require help affording our membership fees. The recipient will receive a full membership to Apra Carolinas, which includes access to all member benefits, for the calendar year during which the scholarship is awarded. This scholarship is only available to prospect development professionals based in North Carolina or South Carolina. The recipient may be asked to write a blog post about their experience using the scholarship. A limited number will be awarded each year - click the Apply Here button to learn more!
Road Trip Grant
The Road Trip grant covers travel expenses for any Apra Carolinas member to spend a day with another Prospect Development professional at an institution of their choosing anywhere in the Carolinas. This opportunity can be used to learn about processes, procedures, CRM, a specific project, or some other prospect development related topic within their organization. Up to two road trip grants can be awarded within each calendar year. The grant covers travel expenses (gas, meals, and 1 night of lodging) up to $300. The recipient is asked to contribute to a blog post about their road trip experience.
So far, we have awarded one 2021 Road Trip Grant to Cathy McCracken of Thornwell Inc. Cathy plans to use her award in summer 2021 to travel to another Apra Carolinas member for a full day of learning.
We accept applications for the Road Trip Grant all year long and will update if the grants are no longer available.