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INTEGRATING AND ENGAGING MILITARY VETERANS SUMMIT

Veteran Summit participantsOn February 1st, the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO), hosted the first Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans Summit at SHRM headquarters.

The summit kicked off a multi-year initiative to generate needed research and solutions to support organizations in hiring and retaining veterans employees. This initiative will leverage the SHRM network of more than 285,000 HR professionals and NAVSO member organizations and partners to help identify and create local solutions for this important issue. For a recap of the event follow #VetTalent on Twitter.

The SHRM Foundation is committed to providing HR professionals with cause-based solutions that help them use their skills for good. For more information about the Summit read the article, Groups Join Forces to Improve Veteran Hiring and Retention on Associations Now website. If you would like to be a part of the Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans initiative please write Dorothy Mebane at dorothy.mebane@shrm.org and watch for more information soon!

TOP 10 FUNDRAISING SHRM STATE COUNCILS
TOP 25 FUNDRAISING SHRM CHAPTERS

CONGRATULATIONS to the top fundraising SHRM chapters and state councils for 2017! The SHRM Foundation is proud to present the lists of Top 10 Fundraising State Councils and Top 25 Fundraising Chapters. We appreciate the hard work of these chapters and state councils each year.

Top Fundraising banner.JPGScholarships and solutions are made possible thanks to the generous donations of these groups. Your 2016 donations are funding the following in 2017:

  • 2 inclusive workplace initiatives (The Aging Workforce and Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans)
  • 220 certification scholarships
  • 43 academic scholarships
  • 34 professional development scholarships

The SHRM Foundation appreciates the work of all SHRM Chapters and State Councils that fund raise to help us award scholarships and provide solutions. Kick-start 2017 by attending our webcast this Wednesday, February 15th at 4:00pm EST — sign up now!

VIEW THE TOP FUNDRAISING LISTS

NEW WEBSITE AND DIGITAL RESOURCES

The SHRM Foundation has a new website! Complete with new SHRM Foundation logo, easy-to-peruse navigation, updated scholarship and resource pages and more!

All SHRM Foundation videos have now been uploaded to the SHRM Foundation YouTube channel. Show these videos during your chapter meeting or in your classroom. You'll also find our new strategy video to share about our updated mission and purpose.

Make sure to take a few moments to stop by the newly redesigned shrmfoundation.org!

UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

The SHRM Foundation is now accepting applications for the following scholarships and awards. Apply or encourage others to apply for these awards.

CFGI Symposium Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2017

  • Two scholarships to attend the CFGI Symposium on June 11-14, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia includes, complimentary registration, up to three-night stay at the conference hotel, meals provided to attendees during event.

Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2017

  • Five scholarships awarded to a professional member in each of SHRM's five domestic regions.
  • One scholarship to a professional who has done significant paid and/or work on hiring, retaining and engaging military veterans or mature workers age 50+.
  • One scholarship to a SHRM student member.
  • One Northwest Human Resource Management Association scholarship to a student member from Washington, Oregon or Alaska.

Advisor of the Year Award
Deadline: March 15, 2017

  • Awarded to a distinguished student chapter advisor recognizing his or her outstanding service and leadership.

Certification Scholarships 
Deadline: April 10, 2017

  • The SHRM Foundation will award 220 certification scholarships in 2017 over two application windows.
  • 20 scholarships reserved for members engaged in veterans or aging workforce issues in a professional or volunteer capacity.

Give50 Academic Scholarship
Deadline: April 10, 2017

  • One scholarship for $10,000 presented to an HR professional seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • This new award requires a short video application submission!

Seminar Scholarships (virtual and in-person)

Deadline: April 10, 2017

  • Ten virtual and ten in-person scholarships available.

For more information about scholarship and award deadlines make sure to visit the SHRM Foundation deadlines page.

ACDI/VOCA VOLUNTEER MAKEBA CLAY'S FIELD NOTES FROM GUANA

MMakeba Clay Twitter.JPGakeba Clay, ACDI/VOCA and SHRM Foundation international volunteer, tweets her incredible experience in Guana with the Techiman Maize Traders Association (TEMTA) on her handle @makebaclay

Makeba shares inspiration and photos of her trip to Guana on her Twitter handle. Follow Makeba today to not miss another moment of her incredible journey and read her Field Notes from Ghana post on the ACDI/VOCA website.

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March 1, 2017
CFGI Symposium Scholarship Application Deadline
March 15, 2017
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarship Application Deadline
March 15, 2017
Advisor of the Year Nominations Due