Scholarship Overview

In 2020, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grant to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.

S = student member, P = professional member, A = academic/researcher,
B = business/organization, SC/C = State Council or Chapter

Scholarship/
Award
Applicant Application
Opens

Application
Closes
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarships
P, S
January 15
March 15, 2020
Human Resource Management Impact Awards
B
February 1 April 30, 2020
Dissertation Grants 
(AoM members only)
P, S

May 1, 2020 
Innovation
Grants 

SC/C
Round one: January 15

Round two: March 15
(by invitation)
March 1, 2020

April 15, 2020
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award A
April 1
July 15, 2020 
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR  P, S
April 1
August 1, 2020 
Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships
P, S
May 1
July 1, 2020
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships
P, S, SC/C
January 15

June 1
April 15, 2020

September 1, 2020
Undergraduate Scholarships P, SMay 15
August 15, 2020
Graduate ScholarshipsP, SMay 15
August 15, 2020
SHRM Foundation Champion Awards
SC/C

December 31, 2020 
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