A Little Snow Didn’t Stop This Test Taker

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By Dale Braden, GPC; Gethsemane Grant Consulting Service and Oregon Health & Science University 2016 GPC Scholar A short version of my background…I’ve worked at Oregon Health & Science University a total of 20 years. Over the last 11 years, I have helped a total of 63 investigators process over 300 different grant applications. I’ve processed small foundation applications to multi-project federal … Read More

A Conference for My Career Path

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Rachel Smoka-Richardson, MFA, CFRE; Senior Development Officer, Institutional Giving at Minnesota Public Radio 2016 Conference Scholar Graduating from college with a double major of theater and English, I knew two things – that I wanted to write for a living and that I needed to work in the arts. But although I love performing and writing, I also enjoy critical analysis, … Read More

A Very Fortunate Series of Events

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Liz Ratchford; Keystone College, Director of Grants 2016 Susan Kemp Conference Scholarship Recipient Like many of my fellow grant professionals, I did not start off my career in the grant world. I don’t think any of us when asked as a child what we wanted to be when we grew up answered: “grant professional!” But through what I consider … Read More

Leap of Faith

Amanda RipstraGrant Expectations

By Amy Knudsen, MA, GPC; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland 2016 GPC Scholar During my senior year in college, I assisted in writing my first federal grant for an education program I developed while working at a homeless shelter. I could not have predicted that experience would have led me to where I am today, with 25 years of grants writing … Read More

GPC Exam scholarship applications

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GPC Exam scholarship applications are open from May 16 to June 20. Every year, Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) and the Grant Professionals Foundation support GPC™ Scholarships for our members. The scholarships are open to any individual interested in applying and eligible to sit for the exam. Scholarship applicants are responsible for registering for the exam in addition to filling out … Read More

GPA annual conference scholarship applications

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GPA annual conference scholarship applications are open from May 1 to June 20. GPF offers scholarships for registration and lodging from 2 memorials. The Chuck Howard Legacy Scholarship & Endowment Fund covers the GPA’s Annual Conference registration and lodging costs for a GPA member in need of financial support to advance his/her professional development. The Susan Kemp Conference Scholarship in … Read More

GPA membership scholarship applications

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The GPF supports education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, advocacy that gives them greater access to funding and credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field. To support our partner, the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and increase GPA Chapters’ capacity, the GPF offers GPA membership scholarships. GPA membership scholarship cycles are from February 28 to March 30 and … Read More

Regional conference sponsorship applications

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Open to all GPA chapters across the country, GPF conference sponsorships are designed to provide your chapter with a financial boost to improve the quality of professional development. The GPF invests at least $2,000 a year in conference sponsorships. To apply for a GPF Regional Conference Sponsorship, your chapter must: Tell the GPF in 250 words or less why we … Read More