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Thinking about sitting for the Grant Professional Certified™ (GPC) Exam? Now’s a great time to do so with assistance from the GPC Scholarship Program.

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 electronic exam. Any individual interested in the scholarship is welcome to apply today. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST. Scholarship recipients will be announced in August 2017 and officially recognized at the Grant Professionals Association National Conference in San Diego, California, November 8-11, 2017.

All individuals awarded a 2017 GPC Scholarship must submit their eligibility packet to GPCI by March 1, 2018, and if approved to sit for the exam, take it by September 30, 2018.

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

To submit a scholarship application or to learn additional information about the scholarship application and requirements, please visit the Grant Professionals Foundation’s GPC Exam Scholarship application web page.

GPF Regional Conference Sponsorship Winners!

GPF Announces Winners! The following GPA chapters won $500 Regional Conference Sponsorships. Ohio Grant Professionals Association Chapter Massachusetts Grant Professionals Association Chapter St. Louis Grant Professionals Association Chapter Georgia Grant Professionals Association Chapter We are proud of the amazing work done by all of the local GPA Chapters to advance the grant profession. It is… Continue Reading

GPC Exam scholarship applications

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… Continue Reading

GPA annual conference scholarship applications

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… Continue Reading

GPA membership scholarship applications

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… Continue Reading

Regional conference sponsorship applications

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… Continue Reading

7 GPC Scholarships Awarded

Seven Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) Scholarships were awarded through joint support from the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) and Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Congratulations to our new scholars! Erin Leigh Birch, Gallatin, TN Dale Braden, Milwaukie, OR Arthur Davis, Portland, OR Amy Knudsen, Des Moines, IA Anna Kraxner, Kansas City, MO Cydney Peters, Houston, TX… Continue Reading

Welcome new board members!

The Grant Professionals Foundation is pleased to introduce and welcome our new board members: Judy Riffle, Ed.D. Nicole Sibilski, GPC Fayre Crossley, MBA, GPC Ericka Harney, ABD, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, MS Thank you for you volunteering your time, talent, and resources to advancing the grants profession! Continue Reading

Thank you GPA Chapters!

Thank you, GPA Chapters! 2016 Every Chapter Challenge was a grand success. You contributed over $8,000 to advance the grant profession. Our goal for 2017 is $10,000! The Every Chapter Challenge is a national campaign to raise funds for the grant profession. The Grant Professionals Foundation relies upon the philanthropic and competitive spirit of GPA chapters and… Continue Reading

An amazing Silent Auction!

Simply amazing! Our annual Silent Auction in Atlanta was without a doubt a wonderful success. Thank you to the entire grant professional community. We hope you are enjoying your books, wine, jewelry, gift card/certificate, or other item you took home. If you won a trip to Costa Rica, South Africa, or some other exotic destination, think… Continue Reading

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