Meet the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference Scholarship Winners

In 2018, the SHRM Foundation will award more than 300 scholarships worth more than $500,000. Learn more about some of the deserving, talented and passionate HR students and professionals supported by your generous donations.

We are pleased to present the winners of this year's SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awarded five scholarships, including one to an HR professional who has done significant work on hiring, engaging and retaining military veterans (recipient Jennifer Bozard), and one student scholarship sponsored by the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (recipient Brandi Levanel). 

These awards give HR professionals and students who have been unable to attend the conference due to a lack of financial support the opportunity to participate for the first time. Scholarship recipients receive complimentary, full-conference registration, a $500 travel stipend and up to a four-night stay in Chicago. 

Congratulations to: 

Jennifer Bozard represents a South Carolina nonprofit organization that serves homeless veterans. Since most of its funding goes to support programs and services, opportunities for professional development are limited. Attending the SHRM annual conference will help Jennifer focus on ways to develop, reward and recognize her dedicated employees.

Tarachel Benjamin Goodman, MBA, SHRM-CP
Tarachel is an active-duty military spouse and the only staff member in her Arizona-based company's newly-created HR department. As a department of one, the resources Tarachel will find at SHRM's annual conference will contribute to her success. 

Brandi Levanel is a graduate student who works full-time. She has also been chosen to take over her organization's lead-HR role. Brandi will attend #SHRM18 to shore up her talent management skills for her nonprofit's employees. Without their commitment and dedication, the needs of the at-risk children in the small, rural community they support would go unmet. 

Antonella Marcks is a staffing consultant and SHRM of Kansas City volunteer who is interested in employment law, best practices in hiring, and diversity and inclusion. Attending annual conference will help her implement these initiatives at her organization, and help members of her community progress and achieve their dreams.

Kaily Nguyen studies HR Management at San Jose State University and will serve as president of its SHRM student chapter this fall. Growing up in a family of small-business owners encouraged Kaily to focus on obtaining resources related to enhancing employee engagement at #SHRM18. 


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April 15, 2019
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships
April 30, 2019
Human Resource Management Impact Awards
July 1, 2019
SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference Scholarships