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Scholarships, Grants and Awards

SHRM Foundation and SHRM work hard to support and celebrate everyone who makes up the HR profession from students to emerging professionals to seasoned leaders. 

Supporting & Celebrating HR Professionals

SHRM Foundation and SHRM work hard to support and celebrate everyone who makes up the HR profession from students to emerging professionals to seasoned leaders. To do that, each year, SHRM Foundation: 

  • Provides over $400,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying the field of HR. 
  • Provides over $200,000 in grants for emerging and established HR professionals seeking to advance their existing career in HR through conference attendance, credentialing, or certification. 
  • Celebrates the accomplishments of emerging, mid-career, and established leaders in the field of HR through a variety of awards programs, including the Leadership Awards, the Tharseo Awards, and the Pinnacle Awards. 

The SHRM Foundation also offers a robust HR mentorship program and HR Registered Apprenticeship Program

Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

ScholarshipApplication OpensDeadlineIntended Audience
Cheslie C. Kryst Memorial Scholarship - Graduate
January 9, 2024
March 13, 2024
Pros & Emerging Pros
Undergrad HR Exploration AwardJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros
Undergraduate ScholarshipsJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros
Graduate ScholarshipsJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros
Susan R. Meisinger Scholarship for Graduate Study in HRJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Pros & Emerging Pros

Professional Development Grants

GrantApplication OpensDeadlineIntended Audience
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Grants #2
April 9, 2024
June 12, 2024
Pros & Emerging Pros
Inclusion Conference & Exposition Professional Development GrantsApril 9, 2024June 12, 2024Pros & Emerging Pros
Student Membership GrantJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros
Annual Conference GrantJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros

Awards

AwardApplication OpensDeadlineIntended Audience
Student Chapter Advisor Impact Award
January 9, 2024
March 13, 2024
Emerging Pros
Michael R. Losey Award for Excellence in HR ResearchApril 9, 2024June 12, 2024Pros
Mentor of the YearJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Pros & Emerging Pros
Student Chapter Advisor Impact AwardJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Pros & Emerging Pros
HR Tomorrow Leadership ProgramJanuary 9, 2024March 13, 2024Emerging Pros

Past Scholarship Award Winners

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