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SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards 

For SHRM Professional Members / For Student Members and Advisors /
For Ph.D. Students and Researchers

Awards for SHRM Professional Members

SHRM Foundation Scholarships for HR Professionals- deadline: July 15, 2014
A total of $122,500 is awarded annually in scholarships to SHRM members pursuing degrees in HR-related fields or professional certification. In addition, SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete for the certification scholarship to fund programs that promote HR certification.

Tax Treatment of Award Funds- visit the IRS site for additional information on tax status of award funds.

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR - deadline: August 18, 2014
To be eligible to apply, an HR professional must be a first-time master's student seeking a degree in HR and must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) be a member of SHRM or 2) hold a professional certification (e.g., PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification) from the HR Certification Institute.

New! HRM Impact Awards- deadline: April 18, 2014
Organizations with successful, evidence-based HR management practices are invited to submit applications for the new HRM Impact Award. Winners will be selected based on their HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and deemed successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses. They will receive a plaque and media exposure highlighting their winning practices or initiatives.


Awards for SHRM Student Members and Advisors

SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Program
More than $50,000 will be awarded in scholarships for graduate and undergraduate education, as well as the Assurance of Learning exam. 28 scholarships are available. Application deadline: November 1, 2014.

Applications are available August 1- November 1, 2014.

Advisor of the Year Award
Recognize an outstanding SHRM student chapter advisor. Nominate him or her for the Advisor of the Year Award. Application deadline: March 18, 2014


Research Awards

SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards
In partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management, the Foundation presents four $5000 awards each year to support the dissertation research of promising doctoral candidates. Application deadline: May 1, 2014.

Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award
This premier $50,000 award from the Michael R. Losey endowment fund recognizes significant research contributions that impact the human resource management field. Application deadline: July 14, 2014.