Awards and Scholarships

About the Scholarships

The application deadline for the AHP Foundation Scholarships is January 31, 2019. 

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 a development professional 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 will meet in late February 2019 to choose the scholarship recipients. 

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 26-28, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Convene Canada
May 14-16, 2019
Toronto, ON

Annual Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute) 
July 14-19, 2019
Madison, WI

Annual International Conference
October 23-26, 2019
Washington, DC

  • 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.

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