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New for 2016 - Two (2) Rounds of Certification Scholarships

    December 1, 2015

    New for 2016!  Two rounds of SHRM Foundation certification scholarships will be awarded, one in the spring and one in the fall.  SHRM members may apply for this $750 award to support their pursuit of the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  

    Application Deadlines:  December 21, 2015 (awarded in March) and July 15, 2016 (awarded in October)


    Individuals must be current members of national SHRM and their membership must remain active throughout the year they are awarded the scholarship.  Individuals must be preparing to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam.  Employees or board members of SHRM or the SHRM Foundation or other SHRM affiliate (not including chapters), and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.  Student members are not eligible to apply for this award.

    Chapters and state councils are also eligible to receive the award, so for more information visit the SHRM Foundation certification scholarship page.


    The application includes contact information and a series of short-answer questions about your volunteer experience and your career aspirations.  You will also be asked to upload a current resume that includes your SHRM Foundation and/or SHRM volunteer experience, and one letter of reference.  Reference letters should be addressed to the “SHRM Foundation Scholarship Review Committee” and should provide insight into your character, career and volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values, and need for the scholarship.


    Apply November 9 - December 21, 2015..........Notified of results by March 18

    Apply May 2 - July 15, 2016..............................Notified of results by October 7

    Apply for a Certification Scholarship

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