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Alexandria, Va. – The
SHRM Foundation recently presented $52,500 in undergraduate, graduate and certification scholarships to 25 students to aid the academic and professional development of the next generation of human resource professionals.
Winners hail from 18 states including: Arizona; California; Florida; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; New Hampshire; New York; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Washington; and Wisconsin.
“The SHRM Foundation scholarships help develop the next generation of HR professionals and provide
continuing education for current HR professionals,” said Karen Silberman, CAE, the SHRM Foundation executive director. “From a competitive field of 289 applicants, the 25 scholarship winners show immense promise to become leaders in the field and to show us what is next in HR.”
The student scholarship program, started in 2008 to replace two smaller scholarship programs, recognizes commitment to the HR profession, leadership ability,academic achievement and involvement in Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapters.
This year, the program awarded 10 undergraduate education awards of $2,500 each; four graduate education awards of $5,000 each; the one Lisa Burke Award (for undergraduate students) of $2,500; and 10 certification awards of $500 each. The certification awards are for use in testing for two of the HR Certification Institute certifications − the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®).
To qualify for the SHRM Foundation student scholarships, students must:
To find out more about the SHRM Foundation’s scholarships and awards, please visit:
2010 SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Winners
Graduate Awards ($5,000)
Undergraduate Awards ($2,500)
Lisa Burke Award ($2,500)
Certification Awards ($500)
The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human resource Management (SHRM). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM. The SHRM Foundation maximizes the impact of the HR profession on organizational decision-making and performance by promoting innovation, education, research, and the use of research-based knowledge.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at
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