The SHRM Foundation is developing resources and tools to help HR professionals hire and retain military veterans.
Junior Achievement USA Undergraduate ScholarshipJunior Achievement USA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in the global economy. Through its collaboration with the SHRM Foundation, Junior Achievement will engage its associates, HR professionals and educators in initiatives that better prepare young people to be successful adults in the world of work.
2016 winner: April Asher
2017 winner: Gregory Gyarmati
HR Florida State Council Certification ScholarshipsThe HR Florida State Council serves as the premier resource for best practices relating to the human resources profession for both public and private employers located throughout the state. The Council facilitates services and programs for the collective interest of the state's SHRM and local chapter membership, and promotes activities that serve the professional and advance the profession.
This scholarship celebrates Reverend Miriam Gordon, a lifelong-learner with a tireless commitment to community. Her generosity and caring are legendary among her church, family, friends and civic societies. She lived life with love, courage and optimism and always had a sense of humor. Miriam was particularly proud of her long association with the Afro-American Cultural Foundation, working with its legendary executive director and well-known historian, John Harmon. Her daughter Margo says, "My Mom cared deeply for people and often put others above her own concerns. She would be honored to have her name associated with giving and learning."
2017 winner: Karen Hester
2017 winner: Laurie Mills
Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM Certification ScholarshipThe Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM (PASHRM) supports businesses and HR professionals in Pennsylvania by providing information on national, state and local events, legislation and initiatives that assist with day-to-day HR activities, hosting annual conferences and supporting local SHRM chapters. PASHRM is a strong supporter of SHRM certification and the purpose of these scholarships is to give back to PA members by offering them the opportunity to become certified and serve HR professionals.2017 winner: Edward Rogers
Sara Rynes Certification ScholarshipsSara Rynes is the John Murray Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations with an emphasis in Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin. In 2011, she received the Michael Losey Human Resource Management Research Award from SHRM and the SHRM Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and the Management Education Research Institute. She has been a member of the SHRM Foundation Board since 2013. This scholarship is intended to help worthy recipients achieve certification of their HR competencies so they can improve their organizations, advance their careers and give back to the HR profession.
Talent Connections, LLC ScholarshipSince its founding in 1999, Talent Connections, LLC, has been delivering top human resource talent to organizations through executive search and contractor services. Company founder and principal, Tom Darrow, SHRM-SCP, who has served as SHRM Foundation board chair and president of SHRM-Atlanta, has a passion for the HR profession. It’s his hope that his leadership and advocacy of HR and the underwriting of this scholarship will help advance human resources.2016 winner: Kelly Rico
2017 winner: Diana Anderson
Texas Bay Area SHRM Chapter Certification Scholarships The mission of Texas Bay Area SHRM is to provide a personalized experience for Human Resources professionals and serve chapter members by providing a collaborative environment where members can leverage shared knowledge. A key part of Texas Bay Area's missional focus is providing development opportunities and resources to advance the HR profession.
With that in mind, Texas Bay Area SHRM established in 2018 the Texas Bay Area SHRM Chapter Certification Scholarship in order to enhance and support the development of the HR workforce in the Texas Gulf Coast region. One scholarship will be provided at each certification window during the calendar year to an HR professional who is also a member of Texas Bay Area SHRM.
Virginia SHRM State Council Certification ScholarshipThe Virginia SHRM State Council is an essential and effective partner in uniting and supporting Virginia’s HR community. The Council established the scholarship in 2014 to recognize the significance of professional certification and the continued development of HR practitioners. The award is offered annually to one HR professional in Virginia or the District of Columbia. Living its values of passion, connection, inclusion, innovation and integrity, Virginia SHRM is proud to give back to its members. With this award, it acknowledges the value of future HR leaders, their organizations and the broader HR community.2016 Winner: Sherri Sowers
2017 Winner: Ti-Kimena-Mia Coltrane
Wisconsin SHRM State Council Certification Scholarship The Wisconsin SHRM State Council is an essential and effective partner in uniting and supporting Wisconsin’s HR community. It established this scholarship in 2016 to recognize the significance of professional certification and the continued development of HR practitioners. The award is offered annually to one HR professional that lives or works in Wisconsin. With this award, Wisconsin SHRM acknowledges the value of future HR leaders, their organizations and the broader HR community.2016 winner: Karla Dickson
Professional Development Scholarships
Northwest Human Resource Management Association Student Scholarship for SHRM Annual Conference & ExpositionNHRMA provides professional development opportunities for HR professionals and students in Alaska, Oregon and Washington who are members in good standing with SHRM. In further support of its student members, NHRMA created the annual Northwest HRMA scholarship to attend SHRM's Annual Conference and Exposition. With this award, NHRMA acknowledges the value of future HR leaders and is dedicated to supporting their potential.
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