Here are ways to prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.
Professional Development Grant: SHRM Certification for HR professionals in Covid-19 First Responder Services and Essential Businesses
Application Opens: July 1, 2020
Deadline: September 2, 2020
Results Notification: On a 4-6 week rolling basis
Term of Use: Expires within 12 months of issue date
*Grants must be used between November 2, 2020 and November 2, 2021 for SHRM certification exam within 12 months
**If you applied for a SHRM professional development grant by September 2, 2020, you will receive a notification by email about your award status within 4 to 6 weeks of your application submission.
For individual applicants:
How to Apply
Complete online application including:
*Applicants must request all letters of reference through our application system. SHRM Foundation cannot accept letters of reference directly from applicants. We encourage applicants to request letters of reference early in the application process.
Please print and save your application for your records before you submit it. Once you submit your application, SHRM Foundation will not be able to return it to you, in whole or in part, for any reason.
Several of our professional development grants are made possible through the generous support of the following organizations and individuals. You do not need to apply for a specific, named grant - the SHRM Foundation will determine if your application qualifies for any of these awards from the following sponsors:
Certification Professional Grant Distribution
If you are selected to receive a SHRM Cares Certification Professional Development Grant you will receive:
By accepting a SHRM Cares Certification Professional Development Grant, you are consenting to allow the SHRM Foundation (and the grant's sponsor, if any) to use without limitation, and in any media, your name, city, state, photos, and captions (if uploaded), and verbiage for marketing and promotional purposes.
The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its scholarship programs.
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Ways to prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.