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SHRM Foundation Academic and Certification Scholarships

    May 9, 2014


    Academic and Certification Scholarships

    for HR Professionals



    One hundred and thirty scholarships totaling $122,500 will be awarded to SHRM members in 2014. The awards program is designed to assist HR professionals in meeting their professional development goals. Individuals may apply for a $2,000 education scholarship and/or a $750 certification scholarship.


    Application Deadline: July 15, 2014



    SHRM professional, general and associate members-- with a valid SHRM ID number-- pursuing a college degree or working toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR or California certification are eligible to apply. (SHRM student members and local-only members are not eligible for these awards.)


    Chapters and state councils may also apply for scholarship funds to support certification training programs.



    • 110 Certification scholarships of $750 each
    • 20 Academic scholarships of $2,000 each


    Each SHRM domestic region has a total of $20,000 to distribute which means applicants compete only with others in their own area of the country. Each region will award 22 certification scholarships and 4 academic scholarships for a total of 26 awards.



    How to Apply

    Visit and click on “Scholarships & Awards” to learn more about the SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program.


    Application period: April 1-July 15, 2014.