Deadline Nears for Talent Conference Scholarship Applications

By SHRM Online staff Jan 12, 2017

Jan. 30 is the deadline to apply for one of three scholarships to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management Conference & Exposition in Chicago. The SHRM Foundation is sponsoring the scholarships, which are each valued at $2,500.

The scholarship provides full-conference registration, up to a three-night hotel stay and a $500 travel stipend for the conference, which will be held April 24-26.

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Applicants must be current SHRM members; employed at an organization with fewer than 250 employees; or work in the military or the government or be unemployed. Recipients cannot have attended the Talent Conference from 2014 to 2016 and must not be eligible to receive other reimbursement or support to attend the conference. The scholarship is not open to student SHRM members.

The application includes:

  • Completion of an online form.
  • Resume.
  • Answers to three short essay questions about the applicant's career and learning objectives at the Talent Conference.
  • A statement of support from a current or former supervisor, a professor, a work colleague or another professional contact, such as one from a volunteer job.

All applicants will receive, by e-mail, notification of the results. Winners will be expected to maintain current SHRM membership through 2017.

More details are available at the SHRM Foundation site.

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