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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. 

If you have any questions about scholarships and grants or the process, please reach out to Lydia Tonoyan, Vice-President. 

Apra International PD Conference Scholarship

Apra-MN is pleased to offer two scholarships to virtually attend Apra International 2024 Prospect Development Conference. Prospect Development is Apra’s premier annual conference, bringing together hundreds of prospect development professionals to learn from the best, connect with their peers, and gain the partnerships and tools to excel in their roles. Prospect Development 2024 will take place Aug. 20-23 in Seattle. More details about the virtual schedule and offerings can be found at Applications for the virtual attendance scholarships will  be open May first and closed May 31st. A separate communication with details about applying will be sent shortly.

Apra-MN Conference Scholarship

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

Stay tuned for more information on future scholarships!

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 Lydia Tonoyan, 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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