Many grant professionals enter the field through alternative means. Some of us were part-time employees of nonprofits who never quite obtained a four-year degree. Some moved into the grants world from an unlikely source – say as a professional artist who suddenly found writing proposals to be a real talent as well.

Therefore, the GPC eligibility process provides room for all. Eligibility Packet scores in areas other than education – experience with grants, professional development, and community service – can make up for the lack of a four-year degree. For additional information on the scoring range and point values, review the Eligibility Criteria page.