SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship Application for UNDERGRADUATE Students
Thank you for your interest in a SHRM Foundation scholarship. You must be a current SHRM STUDENT member, with an active SHRM ID as of November 1, 2015 to be eligible for this award. To apply, please complete the following application. It is divided into six short sections. To save your application and finish it later, please create an account login below. Keep in mind that you must return and submit your completed application by November 1, or you will not be considered for an award. Note: all information must be included in ONE completed application. Multiple entries will not be combined- only one completed entry from each applicant will be considered for an award. Any incomplete applications will be deleted after the deadline. Required questions are noted with an asterisk. While not all fields are required, providing more information is generally beneficial to you as it will give the judges a more complete picture of your background and qualifications for the award.
Form Login Account (optional by recommended)
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: *
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. Academic Program Information
Type of Degree Program You're Enrolled In: *
| ||Associate- but plan to pursue a 4-year degree|
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?
Additional University(ies) Attended, if any:
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 are you in your SHRM chapter?
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!