NCGPC Scholarships

Apply for a Scholarship

The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC) and its generous sponsors are committed to increasing access to planned giving education through scholarship opportunities associated with Planned Giving Days 2022, the premier planned giving conference in the mid-Atlantic region. Join us and grow in the charitable giving profession!

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 13, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of May 16th. If you have any questions, please contact Scholarships Chair Kara Barnes at kbarnes@american.edu.

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Why Apply for a Scholarship

NCGPC encourages individuals to apply for the National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC) Scholarship, the Planned Giving Days Scholarship, or the Diverse Communities Scholarship who want to:

  • Expand their knowledge of planned giving, but whose organizations are unable to sponsor their attendance at Planned Giving Days;
  • Transition into fundraising and, in particular, planned giving for a new career path;
  • Acquire new skills in planned giving to supplement their annual or major giving roles at their organizations;
  • Develop relationships with experienced planned giving professionals and discover new career opportunities;
  • Advance responsible and ethical gift planning at your organization.

Who Can Apply for a Scholarship

The scholarship program is open to all NCGPC members and prospective members, and we especially encourage those representing Black, LatinX, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous, two or more races, LBGTQI+, hard of hearing, neurodivergent and other disability communities to apply.

You do NOT have to be a member of NCGPC to apply.

What do Scholarship Winners Receive?

The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCPGC) Scholarship includes:

  • a one-year complimentary membership with the National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC);
  • a one-year complimentary membership with the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP);
  • a complimentary registration for Planned Giving Days 2022.

The Planned Giving Days Scholarship includes complimentary registration for Planned Giving Days 2022.

The Diverse Communities Scholarship includes specially designated NCGPC Scholarships and Planned Giving Days Scholarships and their associated benefits.

"I have not stopped thinking about what I learned at Planned Giving Days about cultivating individual donors. The expertise in the room including facilitators and attendees was invaluable to me as a first-time attendee who is hungry to be an expert fundraiser."

- Michelle Edwards, Executive Director
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Scholarship recipients

2019 PG Days Scholarship Recipients

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Help NCGPC provide scholarships to those who wish to attend the Planned Giving Days 2022 Conference! Make your tax-deductible donation today, and help scholars who want to:

  • Expand their knowledge of planned giving, but whose organizations are unable to sponsor their attendance at Planned Giving Days
  • Transition into fundraising and, in particular, planned giving for a new career path
  • Acquire new skills in planned giving to supplement their annual or major giving roles at their organizations
  • Develop relationships with experienced planned giving professionals and discover new career opportunities

Please select one of the following buttons to donate to a Planned Giving Days Scholarship fund:

NCGPC would like to recognize individual contributors, which may include listing your name during the upcoming Planned Giving Days Conference. Your name will NOT be associated with the dollar amount of your gift. If you prefer to remain completely anonymous for your gift, please contact NCGPC President Nikki Peters no later than June 1, 2022.

Donations submitted through donation forms on this site are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are processed in U.S. dollars. The National Capital Gift Planning Council (NCGPC) is a member in good standing of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), an Indiana nonprofit corporation (EIN 52-1540518) recognized as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Many thanks to all the corporate sponsors and individuals who have contributed financially to our NGCPC Community Sponsored Scholarships, including Giving Docs and Northern Trust.