Introducing the 2022 GPA Conference Scholars

As part of our mission, the Grant Professionals Foundation (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.

Throughout the year, the GPF offers several scholarships that are open to all grant professionals. We are excited to announce the latest scholarship recipients for the 2022 Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference, which will take place in-person and online from November 2-5.

We were overwhelmed by the number of conference scholarship applications. Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. The review committee approved 18 recipients to 10 named scholarship funds, and 8 scholarships from the GPF unrestricted fund. All but one are first-time attendees, representation is from both male and female, rural and diverse applicants! Many thanks to all the GPA chapters and individuals who continue to donate to help these scholarships advance the grant profession.

GPF Unrestricted
Gabrielle Pauole, Michael Weinrauch, Rocio Rubio, Gregory Steward, Christine Senavsky, Melissa Gilstrap, Luke Reed, Dan Rubins

Dr. Bev Browning & Bernard Turner African American Professional Scholarship
La’Twan Roddey, Zelphia White

Central Virginia Conference Scholarship
Terry Beigie

GPA Arizona Founding Chapter Conference Scholarship
Madison Shampine

GPA DC Metro Conference Scholarship
Katie Maurer

GPA Georgia Peach Conference Scholarship
Danielle Brantley

GPA NE Chapter Chuck Howard Conference Scholarship
Andrea Forsmo

GPA Nevada Chapter Pamela Van Pelt Conference Scholarship
Jamie Chazan

GPA of the Dakotas Conference Scholarship
Nataly Routledge, Michelle Unruh, Lisa Mistic, Angela Smith, Dana Frye, Susie Ryks

GPA South Florida Conference Scholarship
Andres de los Santos, Christine Heft

San Diego Chapter Leichtag Foundation Conference Scholarship
Brendan Tracy, Jennifer Handy

Scholars will submit an essay about their attendance at the conference, its value to them as a grant professional, and the impact of the GPF scholarship. All scholar essays will be posted on the GPF blog soon after the 2022 GPA Annual Conference.