You can earn NTEN’s technology professional certificate for free! Apply for a scholarship sponsored by Microsoft.

Thanks to the generosity of Microsoft Philanthropies, NTEN is offering scholarships for the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate.

Have you been thinking about developing your professional skills specifically related to nonprofit technology? Are you looking for an online opportunity that has the flexibility you need to grow your skills while staying on top of your responsibilities at work? Do you want to do all this while connecting with other nonprofit professionals and expert faculty in a cohort type experience?

This unique opportunity may be just what you are looking for. Don’t delay. The application deadline is June 21, 2019.


Complete your application today


Watch NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward explain the program.

Scholarship Requirements

  • You’re interested in earning your Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate
  • You’re formally employed by a nonprofit (part-time or full-time)
  • You can commit to participating in the Fall 2019 10-Week Core

What Past Scholarship Recipients Are Saying

“With the certificate scholarship, you have created a future leader. A leader whose intersecting identities include that of an immigrant, a woman of color, a woman of Asian descent, a woman of African American descent. This experience has implanted in me questions that will lead me to be a better strategic thinker.”

“This course has been so wonderful. I have been telling all my colleagues in Special Olympics about this and encouraging them to get this certificate as well. It really helped me during year-end giving. We met our goals, even with a major upheaval in year-end giving landscape and I attribute it to what I learned in NTEN.”

Making It Possible

The scholarship opportunity has been made possible due to the continuing generosity of Microsoft Philanthropies. We thank them for their second year of encouraging nonprofit professionals to develop the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to achieve more in their fields.

Microsoft Philanthropies

Have additional questions about this opportunity? Reach out to Ash Shepherd, NTEN’s Chief Program Officer, at

Ash Shepherd
Education Director
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s 501 Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal's Editorial Committee. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa.