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SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation. It provides research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Vision

​Empowered HR professionals building inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.

Mission

The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing…

  • research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees.
  • scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen.
  • opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

Purpose

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen.

Scholarship Overview

In 2018, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in support to students and HR professionals seeking undergraduate, graduate, certification, recertification and professional development opportunities. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.

S = student member, P = professional member, A = academic/researcher, B = business/organization, SC/C = State Council or Chapter

Scholarship/Award Applicant Apply Application Deadline
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarships P, S 15-Jan 15-Mar-18
Human Resource Management Impact Awards B February 1 30-Apr-18
Dissertation Grants  P, S May 1, 2018
Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships P 10-May 10-Jul-18
2018 Innovation Grants  SC/C Round one: April 16 4-May-18
Round two: May 10 June 6, 2018
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award A 1-Apr 15-Jul-18
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR  P, S 1-Apr 15-Aug-18
Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships P 10-May 10-Jul-18
Certification Scholarships – Spring Exam Window P, S, SC/C 1-Jun 1-Sep-18
Recertification Scholarships P, S June 1 1-Sep-18
Undergraduate Scholarships P, S 1-Jul 1-Oct-18
Graduate Scholarships P, S 1-Jul 1-Oct-18
SHRM Foundation Champion Awards SC/C 31-Dec-18
Inclusion Initiatives:
In 2018, the SHRM Foundation is dedicated to making a measurable impact on the hiring and retention of military veterans.

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues.
The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.
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