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Apra-MN offers scholarships to its members to cover the cost of attendance at the Apra-MN local conference, the annual Apra International conference, and other opportunities that arise.

Apra-MN Professional Development Grant

The events of 2020 so far have brought both challenges and opportunities to the members of the Apra-MN community both personally and professionally. The Apra-MN Board would like to open up a second round of professional development grants for our wonderful chapter members!

We are accepting applications for the 2020 Apra-MN Professional Development Grant. This grant of up to $500 can be awarded to two Apra-MN Chapter members for a variety of professional development activities. These grants would be perfect for developing diversity and inclusion programs or initiatives, helping to pay for a regional conference you otherwise would be unable to attend due to budget restrictions, kick-start a data clean up, project development, and many other professional development tools and opportunities.

The Apra-MN Board understands and knows the many fiscal and professional challenges we face in our industry right now. This grant could give you the chance to do something your budget may not typically allow.

Just fill out the application form below. Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Apra-MN Board by July 8th, 2020. (This grant can't be used for the Apra-MN Chapter Conference in October or the Apra International Conference in August as we will have separate scholarship opportunities for those conferences available soon.)

Congratulations to the two grant recipients for 2020!

Mary Wolf - Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Lindsay Burger (Totino Grace High School)

Apra-MN Chapter Conference

The Apra-MN Chapter Conference 2020 will take place virtually on October 20, 2020. This year, the Apra-MN Board is offering four scholarships to attend the conference. We understand the strain on budgets for many offices and organizations may have prohibited you from being able to attend, but this could allow you the opportunity to attend at no cost!

Our keynote speaker will be Helen Brown of The Helen Brown Group. Additional conference details can be found here and will be updated as we add new details.

Please fill out the form below and the four recipients will be chosen at random by a member of the Board by August 1, 2020. (Please note that if you apply for the Apra-MN Conference scholarship and the Apra International scholarship, you will only be eligible for one of the two scholarships.)

2020 Chapter Conference Scholarship Winners

Lydia Tonoyan - Union Gospel Mission

Laura Brown - Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Patricia Johnson - Consultant

Christy Baker - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2020 Apra Midwest Conference Scholarship Winners

Jessica Hennek - Animal Humane Society
Mary Wolff - Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Apra International Conference Scholarship

The Apra-MN Board is pleased to announce that we will be giving out two Apra International PD Conference scholarships this year! The 2020 theme is, Advance Tomorrow: The Prospect Development Virtual Experience. Click on this link for more details about the virtual conference.

With this scholarship, you will be able to attend all four days of the virtual conference at no expense to your office or organization! Registration for the virtual event includes all education sessions, networking events, access to session recordings, and the virtual exhibit hall. Please fill out the form below and the two recipients will be chosen at random by a member of the Board after July 13, 2020. The recipients will be contacted by a board member to get additional details needed to sign up for the conference.

(If you have applied for both the Apra International PD Conference and the Apra-MN Chapter Conference, you will only be eligible for one of the two scholarships.)

Congratulations to our two scholarship recipients!

Jennifer Price - Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Sara Buesing - Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Scholarship FAQs
Am I eligible?
Scholarships for chapter and international conferences are available for members not currently serving on the chapter board. Applicants for the international conference must also be members of Apra International or become members in order to receive the award. Winners of international conference scholarships must wait one year before applying again.

How are scholarships awarded?
The award process varies for each of the scholarships.  For the scholarships that require a committee to review, the applications are reviewed without applicant names.  The most successful candidates write about both their merit and fiscal needs.

How do I win a scholarship?
Apply! Scholarship announcements are made before every conference. Specific deadlines and timelines of the award will be communicated to the membership for each scholarship.

If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
Contact Andrea Dowd at
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