Scholarship Sponsorship

The workforce is changing and HR professionals are leading the transformation to build inclusive organizations. 

That's why the SHRM Foundation is dedicated to empowering students and HR professionals with scholarships to continue academic studies, earn their SHRM certification and attend professional development events.

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In 2018, the SHRM Foundation will award more than 300 scholarships, including 28 scholarships that are directly funded by generous individuals, companies or SHRM State Councils. 

Sponsoring a scholarship is a great opportunity to:
  • Directly support a student or HR professional with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop in the HR profession.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to empowering students and HR professionals, who are the future of the HR profession.
  • Connect your corporate or personal brand to the education and development of passionate students and HR professionals

Sponsored scholarships are fully managed by the SHRM Foundation - from promoting your scholarship, collecting applications, judging and selection, to awarding of scholarship funds. As a sponsor, we will connect you with your annual scholarship winner and showcase your dedication to the future of HR by sponsoring a scholarship to support an HR student or professional. 


For a full list of scholarship sponsors, visit our Scholarship Sponsorship page

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"After more than 30 years in the HR field, I am inspired to support the next generations of HR professionals. 
I became a SHRM Foundation scholarship sponsor because I want the energy and dedication I hold for the HR profession to continue."
- Libby Sartain, CCP, SHRM-SCP
Sponsor of the Libby Sartain Undergraduate Scholarship


To learn more, contact: 
Ashlee Droscher Smith, CFRE
Director, Development
Ashlee.Smith@shrm.org  · 703.535.6291 ​

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January 15, 2019
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