2022 GPA Conference – Scholar Essay, by Kalea Pauole

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I have been the Senior Grants Program Administrator for the City of Topeka for 10 months. My job is two-fold. I find, write, and do the post-award reporting on grants for the City and I oversee the grants the City gives to organizations. I love that my job allows me to work with a variety of stakeholders with different interests … Read More

GPF 2022 Highlight Video

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Missed the 2022 GPA Conference? Want to see a recap of all GPF’s 2022 activities? Then watch our short video that was featured during this year’s conference.

Introducing the 2022 GPA Conference Scholars

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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 … Read More

Introducing the 2021 GPA Conference Scholars

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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 … Read More

Congratulations to the GPF 2021 Spring Membership Scholars

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As part of our mission, 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 grant professionals nationwide, the GPF offers membership scholarships every spring and fall. We would like … Read More

GPA 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Jenna Trisko

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Grant Professionals Foundation Scholarship I was one of the very fortunate recipients of a scholarship to attend the 2020 virtual Grant Professionals Association Conference. This was my first experience taking part in this conference and actually my first ever experience attending a conference completely dedicated to all things grants. I have been in the grants world for the past 14 … Read More

GPA 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Sara Wagner

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Arizona Founding Chapter Jerry Dillehay Scholarship I was honored to receive a scholarship to attend the annual GPA conference. Since it was my sixth conference, I was fully aware of its value. When I became a GPA member in 2012, my employer always sent me (being a county employee, I attended three conferences this way, focusing upon all-things-government); then, in … Read More

GPA 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Lynda Weigel-Firor

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Arizona Southern Chapter Conference Scholarship When I found out the 2020 GPA Annual Conference was going to be held virtually, I was thrilled because it would possibly give me the opportunity to participate for the first time. However, funds were an issue as I work less than part-time as an independent grant-writer and consultant to care for my special needs’ … Read More

GPA 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Molly Peterson

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Arizona Founding Chapter Jerry Dillehay Scholarship In our lives, we all experience numerous firsts. Our first steps, first kiss, first job, first time eating (and possibly abhorring) sushi. Some we reflect on for years to come, and some pass the very moment with little significance, never stamping our memory with the lasting mark of a new experience. I have had … Read More

GPA 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Essay, by Jennifer Deering

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Arkansas Chapter Conference Scholarship In late February 2020, I went into my bank to discuss opening a business account for my freshly minted consulting firm of one employee (me). When I was called into the customer-service representative’s office, I remember we almost shook hands. We joked about the novel coronavirus and how that exchange of germs might not be such … Read More