Awards and Scholarships

About the Scholarships

The 2018 AHP Foundation Scholarship Application is now closed. The deadline was January 15, 2018.

The AHP Foundation has designated funds raised through contributions made to the AHP Foundation Annual Fund for the sole purpose of providing scholarship assistance to health care development professionals. The Foundation scholarship awards up to $2,000 USD to help defray the cost for an individual to attend one of the following conferences: the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute), the AHP Annual International Conference, or one of the AHP Spring conferences. 

In addition, the Hospital Development and Education Fund (HDEF) of Canada offers the following assistance to AHP Canadian members through contributions made to the HDEF of Canada:

  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a professional to any AHP conference/workshop of choice
  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a volunteer/board member to attend any AHP conference/workshop of choice
  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a professional to attend AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute)

The AHP Foundation Board of Trustees met in April 2018 to choose the recipients. All applicants have been notified. If applicants have any questions about their application, please contact

Selection Criteria

The scholarship candidate must have done the following: Completed the online scholarship application, summarizing the reasons he/she feels qualified to receive a scholarship and providing a brief history of professional fundraising experience 

The AHP Foundation Board of Trustees will review all eligible applications and base their recommendations on the following:

  1. Expressed financial need
  2. Clear objective for use of scholarship
  3. Goals for career development
  4. AHP volunteer service 

Award Conditions

Scholarship Conferences

The AHP Foundation Scholarship recipient will have the choice to attend one of the following AHP conferences:

Leading Forward
March 21–23, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Convene Canada
May 16–18, 2018
Ottawa, ON

Annual Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute) 
July 15–20, 2018
Madison, WI

Annual International Conference
October 17–20, 2018
San Diego, CA

  • The recipient must pay all costs up front. Upon receipt of a written summary of an awardee’s experience and detailed expenses (with receipts), the recipient's organization will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. This summary must be received no later than 30 days following the completion of the conference of choice, and the summary will become property of the AHP Foundation.
  • Scholarship funds are applied in the following priority:  registration, lodging, and travel. The recipient is responsible for the balance of transportation and per diem expenses.
  • Upon selection, the recipient must immediately submit an electronic color photo suitable for publication along with the Notice of Intent form provided by the Foundation office.
  • Previous recipients of the AHP Foundation Scholarship must wait one full year from the date they attend the conference of their choice before being eligible to apply again.


AHP Endowments

On an annual basis, the amount to be distributed from the endowment earnings will be calculated and the available income distribution will be determined in accordance with donor intent. Since the income distribution is based on the annual earnings, endowment scholarship amounts and availability will vary. Recipients of endowed funds will be notified at the end of June 2017.

The AHP Foundation would like to acknowledge with great appreciation the members who have started and supported AHP Endowment Funds.

Full List of AHP Endowments

  • The Healthcare Paradigm Fund

  • AHP Rockies & Southwest Endowment in honor of Pat Carnel

  • AHP Southeast Region—Charles W. Heim, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  • The Brewster Terry Scholarship

  • Jack Donovan Endowment Fund

  • AHP Mid-Atlantic Endowment Fund, in honor of Rich Kief, FAHP

  • AHP Pacific Endowment Fund in memory of Mark R. McGinly

  • The Madison Faculty Endowment Fund

  • The Elizabeth Luna Mourning Endowment Fund