SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship Application for GRADUATE Students
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New Users / Returning Users CLICK HERE to setup or return to your account for this award application. (Tip: Use your last name and SHRM ID, so the form login matches your SHRM website login.) You must create your account PRIOR to completing this form, or your information will not be saved. Creating an account enables you to partially complete this form and return later to finish the process and submit your application. The account you establish is only for this scholarship application. If you do not create a login, you must complete the entire application and submit it at the same time.
1. Student Information
SHRM Membership Number: *
Please select your SHRM Region. *
Country (if outside the US):
Primary Phone Number- With Area Code *
Alternate Phone- Include Area Code
Alternate E-mail Address:
Total amount of outstanding student loans:
Please list any awards or honors you have received.
Have you received a scholarship from the SHRM Foundation before?
Student Status: *
| ||Full-time student|
| ||Part-time student|
Employment Status: *
| ||I work full-time.|
| ||I work part-time.|
| ||I am not currently employed.|
If employed, list your current position and employer:
Please upload a current resume summarizing your education, work and volunteer experience. File name should contain your full name, with last name first- for example: "Sanchez, Mary- Resume". (After browsing for the file, be sure to hit the UPLOAD button to attach the document to this application.)
2. Graduate Program Information
Type of Degree Program You're Enrolled In: *
Specific Degree Being Sought: (MBA, Master's in HR, Ph.D. in Org Behavior, etc.) *
Expected Graduation Date-Month: *
Expected Graduation Date- Year: *
Describe one of your favorite college classes or areas of study. Why does it appeal to you?
3. Undergraduate Program Information
University Attended for Undergraduate Degree: *
Graduation Date-Undergrad (MM/YY)
4. SHRM Involvement
How many years total have you actively participated in a SHRM chapter (include both student and professional experience)? *
Are you currently a member of a SHRM Student Chapter?
How involved have you been with your SHRM chapter since receiving your undergrad degree?
How involved were you with your SHRM chapter during your UNDERGRADUATE program?
Please tell us which SHRM officer positions you have held: (check all that apply.)
| ||Vice President- Programs|
| ||Vice President|
| ||Merit Award Director/VP/Chair|
| ||Membership Director/VP/Chair|
| ||Other- Please Specify:|
5. Your Experience
Responses in this section are limited to a maximum of 250 words. (There is no minimum length.) We encourage you to draft your responses in Word and then cut and paste the text into this document. You may use each question to highlight a different part of your background and experience. It is okay to skip one or more questions if you do not have relevant information to share.
Please describe a volunteer experience you've had (either SHRM or non-SHRM) where you feel you made a significant impact. Include the organization and/or people you worked with, your specific role, and any results you achieved.
Tell us about your career plans. How did you get interested in human resources? What are your future career goals? What would you like to accomplish in your HR career?
Please describe any obstacles or hardships you have overcome as you've pursued your career and educational goals. What did you learn from the experience? Also explain your financial need for this scholarship.
Is there anything else you would like the judges to know when evaluating your application?
6. Letters of Reference
Please attach one letter of reference. Letters should be in Word or pdf, preferably on letterhead, and should not exceed 2 pages in length. File name should contain your full name, with last name first- for example: "Powers, Jim- Reference". (After browsing for the file, be sure to hit the UPLOAD button to attach the document to this application.)
You may attach an optional second reference letter, following the same criteria as above.
I certify that the information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and the responses provided are my original work. I agree to supply proof of any and all information in this application if requested. I understand that falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship awarded including an obligation to repay all funds disbursed. *
Before hitting submit, please review your application to be sure it is complete. Applications must be submitted by midnight, November 1 to be considered for an award. Good luck in the competition!