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SHRM Scholarship Listing by Date

Application Deadline Name of Scholarship/Program Description of Scholarship/Program Department
5/1 SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants are given to four promising researchers in the field of human resource management at the dissertation stage of their doctoral education. This annual competition is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates. The winners of these dissertation grants each receive a plaque, $5,000 from the SHRM Foundation, and are honored at the Academy of Management's annual meeting. More information. SHRM Foundation









Sons and Daughters' Scholarship Program

This scholarship is  scheduled to be phased out at the conclusion of the 2011 program. The final set of scholarships will be awarded in June 2011.




















The Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program was established by the Society for Human Resource Management to help finance higher education for the children of its members. Applicants must be children of national members of SHRM. Applicants may either be high school seniors, high school graduates, or first-year college undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals, and recommendations. All applicants are notified of their status in late June. Awards are $1,500 each and may only be used for the first or second year of undergraduate study. A total of twenty-four (24) scholarships are awarded annually.
More information and an application


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7/15 Scholarship Program for HR Professionals The SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program is generously underwritten by the J. J. Keller Foundation. A total of $100,000 will be awarded annually to national SHRM members pursuing a college degree or professional certification. (Note: applicants must be professional, general, or associate members of SHRM; student members are not eligible for this program.) Each region will award 20 scholarships totaling $20,000 annually. Awards are made in October. More information. SHRM Foundation and SHRM Regional Team
7/15 Barbara Sanchez Scholarship Five $1500 scholarships are awarded annually to SHRM members working in the media industry. For more information click here. SHRM Foundation
12/1 SHRM Foundation Student Scholarships More than $50,000 is awarded annually in education and certification scholarships for SHRM student members. 40 scholarships will be awarded in January.
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SHRM Foundation

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SHRM Foundation Research Grants


The SHRM Foundation funds original rigorous empirical research projects that advance the HR profession. The Foundation is seeking grant funding proposals for up to $200,000 each from individuals and institutions. Proposals are reviewed twice annually. Learn more.



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