SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards

Applications are now being accepted by SHRM Foundation Scholarships for SHRM Members. Application Deadline: July 15, 2009

The SHRM Foundation has committed a total of $100,000 annually for scholarships to be awarded to national SHRM members pursuing a degree in human resources or SPHR, GPHR, PHR or California certification. Members working in the media industry and pursuing a college degree are eligible to apply for a Barbara Sanchez Scholarship. 

In addition, chapters and state councils are eligible to compete for the scholarship monies to fund programs that promote SPHR, GPHR, PHR or California certification. (Note: National SHRM members include professional, general or associate members. Student members and local-only members of chapters are not eligible for this scholarship program.)


60 Certification Scholarships ($750 each)

40 Academic Scholarships ($1,375 each)

5   Barbara Sanchez Scholarships ($1,500 each)

For 2009, all applications must be submitted online. You may begin the online application process, save your work and then complete the process at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted by July 15 to be considered for an award. 


SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Program

More than $50,000 will be awarded in education and certification scholarships. 25 Scholarships available. Application deadline: October 15, 2009. Updated application materials will be available in late May. 


Advisor of the Year Award

Recognize an outstanding SHRM student chapter advisor. Nominate him or her for the Advisor of the Year Award.


For more information and applications, please visit SHRM's Website.