Our training is now virtual except for special, sponsored, in-person training. Using Zoom, we deliver dynamic, interactive online sessions where participants engage, discuss, complete exercises, and learn by doing. We keep classes small so you can get plenty of personal attention. High satisfaction means there's high demand so it's a good idea to apply as soon as you can. 

Once you submit an application, we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. We try to accommodate every scholarship request but please understand that the half-scholarships are limited. Sometimes there's a wait-list for the half-scholarships so it's always advisable to apply early. When all of the half-scholarships are allocated, you may be offered enrollment at the standard rate for your chosen class, if a seat is available, or you may select a later class. Only ONE half-scholarship can be awarded per organization.

Standard tuition for the Grantsmanship Training Program-Online is $1,195 so half-scholarship tuition is $597.50. Standard tuition for the Essential Grant Skills-Online is $545 so half-scholarship tuition is $272.50.

You'll also need to purchase the textbook, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, for class. The cost is $45 for the textbook (plus S&H). Please remember to purchase the textbook separately when you register for class. The e-notebook, which is unique for each class and loaded with resources, is included with your tuition. 

Many grantmakers across the U.S. have underwritten the cost of our training for nonprofits in their service area because they understand how it benefits their community (and they say it makes their jobs easier because they get better proposals). You may want to check with your local funders to see if they're able to assist with the tuition. A number of work development programs will also cover costs for our training.



To fill out a scholarship application digitally, click the application link below. If it's not instantly form fillable, then select "View with a different reader" and then "Open with Adobe Reader" so you can type in your responses. Printing and filling out the form manually is also fine. Because the document does not automatically “save,”  please be sure and “save” your work before sending it to us. Click for application 


Criteria for The Grantsmanship Center® Half-Scholarships

We know that some smaller organizations doing great work struggle to fit training into their budget, no matter how much they need or want it. That's why The Grantsmanship Center provides a limited number of half-scholarships for every Grantsmanship Training Program - Online® and Essential Grant Skills - Online training which we offer to the public.

To qualify, applicants must be working with a nonprofit organization that has:

  • an IRS designation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and
  • a budget of $750,000 or less.

We'll be able to secure your seat only after you've been approved and we receive payment, so it's best to take action as quickly as you can—don't miss out!

Sorry, these scholarships are not available to individuals. Organizations which are based outside of the United States are considered on a case-by-case basis. Questions? Contact Gail Brauner at

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