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Scholarships and Grants

Apra-MN is pleased to offer scholarships and professional development giveaways to its members to cover the cost of attendance at the local conference, the annual Apra International conference, and other professional development opportunities that arise.

You must be an Apra-MN member and recipients can only receive one scholarship and giveaway per year. If there are more applicants than scholarships available, the board or an independent selection committee will randomly select recipients.

Keep an eye out each month for calls to apply for Professional Development Giveaways and for scholarships to the APRA-MN local conference and the APRA International conference. 

Apra International PD Conference Scholarship

The Apra-MN Board distributed three virtual scholarships this year to virtually attend Apra International's 2023 Prospect Development Conference. Prospect Development is Apra's premier annual conference. This year's conference ran from August 28th to August 31stMore details about the virtual schedule and offerings can be found at to our winners! If you have any questions about this scholarship process, please contact Joe Hennen (

Apra-MN Conference Scholarship

This year, we offered 2 scholarships to attend the Apra-MN conference. Winners were notified on September 11th.

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Joe Hennen at

Apra-MN Professional Development Giveaways

Apra-MN offers periodic grants or other giveaways to support the professional development of our members. This has included webinars, trainings, or other resources. Keep an eye on the Networker to see what item we're giving away and to get a link to submit your name!

If you have item suggestions for future giveaways, let us know!

Scholarship FAQs

Am I eligible?
Grants are available for Apra-MN members in good standing.

How are giveaways awarded?

Giveaways and scholarships are awarded randomly based on a drawing of names. After ensuring Apra-MN membership is up-to-date, Apra-MN will notify recipients and set plans to cover the expense or order the giveaway item.

How do I receive a grant or giveaway?

Apply! Grant announcements are made in the Apra-MN Connections newsletter. Specific deadlines and timelines of the award will be communicated to the membership for each scholarship.

If I have additional questions or ideas of giveaway items, who can I contact?

Contact Joe Hennen, Apra-MN Vice President.

Past Recipients


  • Carrie Gess: Apra International Conference Virtual Scholarship
  • Jasmine Hak: Apra International Conference Virtual Scholarship
  • Grace De Jong: Apra International Conference Virtual Scholarship
  • Angela Hermes-Howe: Apra Fundamentals Scholarship


    • Jaclyn O'Grady
    • Andrea Dowd
    • Christy Baker
    • Shanna Ames
    • Margo Abramson
    • Chris Skarstad
    • Adam Stenstrom
    • Jo Theodosopoulos
    • Stefanie Otteson
    • Kim Follett


                      • Penny Anderson, 360 Communities: to help cover costs for Six Sigma Training.
                      • Mary WolffSt. John's University School of Theology: to help pay for CRM training. 
                      • Don Irwin, Lutheran Social Services: to help cover costs for a CRFE application and exam.
                      • Carrie Gess, University of Northwestern St. Paul: to help pay for publications for use.
                      • Susan Hill, St. Olaf College: to help pay for costs to attend the virtual Case DRIVE Conference.
                          • Lydia Tonoyan, Union Gospel Mission
                          • Laura Brown, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
                          • Patricia Johnson, Consultant
                          • Christy Baker, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
                          • Jessica Hennek - Animal Humane Society
                          • Mary Wolff - Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
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