FREML believes strongly in professional training. The FREML Board of Directors voted at its August 2008 meeting to award scholarships of undesignated amounts, for members wishing to enroll in professional development courses specific to careers in fund development. The intent is to provide all or a portion of the registration fees of the professional development course of the applicant’s choice, with the expectation that any additional expenses (such as travel, lodging, meals, or costs of registration in excess of the amount awarded) would be provided from other sources (i.e. by the applicant him or herself, or the applicant’s employer). Funds awarded will be distributed by FREML directly to the training institution of the recipient’s choice, to be applied toward the costs and expenses of the recipient’s registration fee.