SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards
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SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards


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

Scholarships for SHRM Members

SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition- deadline: January 30, 2017
These awards will enable three HR professionals to attend this exciting event. 

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition-deadline: March 15, 2017 
These awards will enable eight HR professionals who have been unable to experience this conference--due to a lack of financial support-- to have the opportunity to attend. 

SHRM Foundation Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships- deadline: October 10, 2017
Scholarships are awarded annually to SHRM members, both student and professional, pursuing degrees in HR-related fields. A total of 43 scholarships will be awarded. 

SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships-deadlines: April 10 and October 10, 2017 
More than 200 scholarships will be awarded to members pursuing SHRM certification. In addition, SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete for the certification scholarship to fund programs that promote SHRM 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 15, 2017
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, 2017
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.

Scholarships and Awards for SHRM Student Members and Advisors

Student members are now eligible to apply for the Graduate, Undergraduate and Certification scholarships listed above.

Advisor of the Year Award
Recognize an outstanding SHRM student chapter advisor. Nominate him or her for the Advisor of the Year Award. Deadline: March 15, 2017 

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, 2017.

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 15, 2017.

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 awards or scholarships.