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SHRM Foundation will introduce a $10,000 scholarship in 2017, announced SHRM
Foundation board chairman Tom Darrow, SHRM-SCP, during the recent Society for
Human Resource Management (SHRM) Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.April 10 is the deadline for the
academic scholarship that is being funded by the Foundation’s Give50 Club. It will be awarded to an HR professional who has faced a
personal or professional roadblock and used that opportunity to propel his or
her career forward. The scholarship is open to students pursing undergraduate,
graduate or doctoral degrees.The Foundation created
the Give50 Club to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016. To join the Give50
Club, donate $50 or more to the SHRM Foundation before the end of 2016. Club
members will be invited to view video scholarship applications and vote for
their favorite, be the first to be notified about the scholarship application
window and inaugural winner, and will have their names listed on the SHRM Foundation’s 50th
anniversary website. The application window
for the Give50 academic scholarship will open in 2017. More information is available here.The Susan R. Meisinger
Fellowship is the only other
$10,000 academic initiative that the Foundation awards. The Meisinger Fellowship,
named in honor of the former SHRM president and CEO, is renewable for two total
years of graduate study for a maximum of $20,000. It is not open to doctoral
students. Jennifer Duncan is
the 2016 Meisinger Fellow.The
Foundation will award 228
scholarships by the end of 2016 for undergraduate and graduate academic
studies, SHRM professional certification, and professional development at SHRM
conferences. In 2017, the number of awards will increase to 314, a 27 percent
increase in a single year.
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