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SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards


For SHRM Professional Members / For Student Members and Advisors /
For Ph.D. Students and Researchers

 Awards for SHRM Members

New! Scholarships to Attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition- deadline: March 16, 2015
These new awards will enable five HR professionals who have been unable to experience this conference--due to a lack of financial support-- to have the opportunity to attend. Open to SHRM members only.

SHRM Foundation Scholarships for HR Professionals-
deadline: July 15, 2015 
Scholarships are awarded annually to SHRM members pursuing degrees in HR-related fields or professional certification. In addition, SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete for the certification scholarship to fund programs that promote HR certification.

Tax Treatment of Award Funds- visit the IRS site for additional information on tax status of award funds.

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR - deadline: August 17, 2015
To be eligible to apply, an HR professional must be a first-time master's student seeking a degree in HR and must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) be a member of SHRM or 2) hold a professional HR certification.

HRM Impact Awards- deadline: April 30, 2015
Organizations with successful, evidence-based HR management practices are invited to submit applications for the HRM Impact Award. Winners will be selected based on their HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and deemed successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses. They will receive a plaque and media exposure highlighting their winning practices or initiatives.

Awards for SHRM Student Members and Advisors

SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Program
More than $25,000 will be awarded in scholarships for graduate and undergraduate education, as well as the Assurance of Learning exam.  Application deadline: November 1, 2015.

Applications are available August 1- November 1, 2015.

Advisor of the Year Award
Recognize an outstanding SHRM student chapter advisor. Nominate him or her for the Advisor of the Year Award. Application deadline: March 16, 2015- Deadline extended to March 23, 2015

Research Awards

SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards

In partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management, the Foundation presents four $5000 awards each year to support the dissertation research of promising doctoral candidates. Application deadline: May 1, 2015.

Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award
This premier $50,000 award from the Michael R. Losey endowment fund recognizes significant research contributions that impact the human resource management field. Application deadline: July 13, 2015.

The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.

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