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Junior Achievement USA Undergraduate ScholarshipJunior Achievement USA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy, and to help meet this purpose, it is collaborating with SHRM and the SHRM Foundation. Through this collaboration, human resources professionals, educators and Junior Achievement associates will engage in initiatives that better prepare young people to be successful adults in the world of work.2016 winner: Randi Daniel
2017 winner: Brian Loiacono
2017 winner: Michael Moorman
2016 winner: April Asher
2017 winner: Gregory Gyarmati
HR Florida State Council Certification Scholarship
The 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 Scholarship
The 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 our PA members by offering our members the opportunity to become certified and to advance the HR profession and serve the HR professional.
2017 winner: Edward Rogers
Sara Rynes Certification Scholarships
Sara Rynes is the John Murray Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin with an emphasis in Human Resources. 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 Scholarship
Since its founding in 1999, Talent Connections, LLC has been delivering top human resource talent to organizations through executive search and contractor services. Tom Darrow, SHRM-SCP, company founder and principal, 2015-2016 Chair of the Board of the SHRM Foundation, and 2006-2007 President of SHRM-Atlanta, has a passion for the HR profession. It’s our hope that his leadership and advocacy of HR and the underwriting of this scholarship will help to shape the future of HR.
2016 winner: Kelly Rico
2017 winner: Diana Anderson
Virginia SHRM State Council Certification Scholarship
The Virginia SHRM State Council is an essential and effective partner in uniting and supporting Virginia’s HR community. To recognize the significance of professional certification and the continued development of HR practitioners, Virginia SHRM established this scholarship in 2014. The award will be offered annually to one HR professional in the Commonwealth of 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, they acknowledge 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. To recognize the significance of professional certification and the continued development of HR practitioners, Wisconsin SHRM established this scholarship in 2016. The award will be offered annually to one HR professional that resides or works in the State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin SHRM is proud to give back to its members. With this award, they acknowledge 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 & Exposition
The Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) provides professional development opportunities for HR professionals and students in the states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington who are members in good standing with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In further support of our student members, NHRMA has created the Northwest HRMA scholarship to #SHRM18 for students. This award will be offered annually to one student that resides in the states of Alaska, Oregon, or Washington to attend the SHRM Annual Conference. With this award, NHRMA acknowledges the value of future HR leaders and is dedicated to supporting their potential.
2017 winner: Markus Smith
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