GPC Scholarships Available in 2015

GPCI-Logo-300x203Thinking about sitting for the Grant Professional Certified™ (GPC) Exam? You could not have chosen a better time. Thanks to donations from individuals, the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI), and the Grant Professionals Foundation, scholarship funding is available for individuals interested in taking the new electronic exam.

Any individual interested in the scholarship is welcome to apply starting Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:00pm, EST. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the GPA National Conference in November.

All individuals awarded a 2015 GPC Scholarship must submit their eligibility packet to GPCI by March 1, 2016, and if approved to sit for the exam, take it by September 30, 2016. The exact number of scholarships has not been announced.

The cost for sitting for the GPC Exam is $539 for Grant Professional Association members and $739 for non-members. If awarded a scholarship, it will be in the form of a credit directly to GPCI for all or a portion of the GPC exam cost. Each individual is responsible for covering any additional expenses, including transportation costs to the exam site. Scholarship applicants are responsible for registering for the exam in addition to filling out the scholarship application.

To learn more about this process, visit the Grant Professionals Certification Institute website at The scholarship application will be available on the Grant Professionals Foundation website September 1st.

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2015 Conference Scholarship Recipients

The Grant Professionals Foundation and its partner Chapters and donors are delighted to announce the 2015 Conference Scholarship Recipients. Please join us in celebrating their success!

Susan Kemp Memorial
Coleen Barry – Dallas, TX
Marissa Cassellius – Tucson, AZ
Chuck Howard Memorial
Rhonda McDonald – Chugiak, AK
Pam Van Pelt Memorial (Nevada Chapter)
Judy Riffle – Rio Rico, AZ
Grant Professionals Foundation
Amanda Ellinger – Roanoke, VA
Elaine Finn – Audubon, NJ
Amy Grosso – Round Rock, TX
Arkansas Chapter
Danell Hetrick – Batesville, AR
Jerry Dillehay (Founding Chapter)
Kristyn Connor – Tucson, AZ
Peach State (Georgia Chapter)
DeaRonda Harrison – McDonough, GA
South Florida Chapter
Jayson Babel – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Christine Heft – Cooper City, FL
St. Louis Chapter
Fielding Jezreel – St. Louis, MO
Leah Joyce – Collinsville, IL
Ashlee Lambert – Belleville, IL
The Grant Professionals Foundation is humbled by the continued, compassionate support of its major donors, like Dr. Beverly Browning who supports the Susan Kemp Memorial Scholarship, and the scores of individual donors who make the GPF’s work possible. Thank you!