SHRM Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications to Attend 2016 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Extended deadline for applications announced

By SHRM Online staff Feb 25, 2016

March 17 is the deadline for applying for one of seven $2,500 SHRM Foundation scholarships to attend the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition. The conference is June 19-22 in Washington, D.C.

This is the second year for the scholarships, which will be awarded to one person in each of SHRM’s five domestic geographic regions, one student member from any SHRM region and one military veteran from any SHRM region.

Winners will receive a complimentary, full-conference registration, a $500 travel stipend, and up to a four-night stay in Washington, D.C.

Application is open to SHRM members who have been unable because of a lack of financial support to attend Annual Conference in the past.

Winners will be announced on or before April 28, according to the Foundation. All applicants will be notified of results by e-mail. Eligible applicants:

  • Have a current SHRM membership as of March 6, 2016.
  • Have not attended Annual Conference since 2011.
  • Do not receive any support or reimbursement from their organizations to attend Annual Conference.

The scholarships are open to SHRM members who fall into any of the following categories:

  • Employed full- or part-time at an organization with fewer than 100 employees.
  • Employed by local, state or federal government.
  • Serving in the U.S. military.
  • Currently unemployed.
  • A full-time student.
  • A veteran of the U.S. military. Veterans must have served in the active U.S. military, naval or air service and been discharged or released under honorable conditions. Military veterans employed at an organization of any size will be considered.

Last year’s winners were Jonathan DeArmond, North Central region; Ronda Gress Wakefield, Pacific West region; Cindy King, Northeast region; Edna Lugo, Southwest Central region, and Jatisha Marsha, Southeast region.

More information on the scholarship is available on the Foundation website.

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