Give50 Academic Scholarship

​Scholarship: $10,000 for a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program

Number: 1 scholarship

Deadline: Passed

Notified of Results: June 5, 2017


  • Current SHRM member (professional or student)
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program
  • University is an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)

How to Apply

Online application (opens February 15) and includes:

  • Contact information
  • Video (two minutes or less) that explains:
    • Your interest/experience in HR
    • Your personal or professional "road block" and what this opportunity means to you

Selection Criteria

  • A committee formed by the SHRM Foundation will vet all scholarship applications and the strongest applicant videos will be sent to Give50 club members to review and vote on.

Additional Information

Funds may be used for any combination of tuition, books or other course-related fees. Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable. Scholarships are for college-degree programs only, and may not be used to attend professional development seminars.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide a Social Security Number or tax ID, evidence of enrollment in an HR-related program of study, and an official college transcript in order to claim their award. Applicants who have already completed their studies are not eligible for this award and may not apply for a scholarship to cover past expenses. 

By submitting an application for a SHRM Foundation scholarship, you are consenting to allow the SHRM Foundation (and the award's sponsor, if any) to use without limitation, and in any media, your name, city, state, photos and captions (if uploaded), portrait, voice, likeness, and verbiage for marketing and promotional purposes.

Employees or board members of SHRM or the SHRM Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.

The deadline for applications for this award has passed.

Give50 Scholarship Winner

We are proud to share that the Give50 scholarship winner is Lovelee Morris-Carter, from Richmond, Virginia. Lovelee currently works as an HR Training Specialist and is enrolled at the University of Richmond, seeking a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She is passionate about creating opportunities for persons with criminal backgrounds who have difficulty finding employment. She knows the roadblocks that exist and wants to change that narrative by showing organizations these individuals have drive, motivation, and skills that can be utilized by the work force. 

"I am forever grateful and honored to be deemed worthy of this scholarshp. Thank you for all your kindness and grace, thank you for seeing my future instead of my past." - Lovelee Morris-Carter

In addition, thanks to the generous donations from our annual luncheon guests and a special matching gift from Globoforce, we were able to offer the two finalists, Alana and Ryan, each $5,000 scholarships to help them further their education. 

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Upcoming DeadlinesSee All Events

April 10, 2018
Certification Scholarship Application Deadline
October 1, 2018
Undergraduate Scholarship Application Deadline
October 1, 2018
Graduate Scholarship Application Deadline