Student Volunteer Leader Center

2019-2020 SHRM Student Merit Award Application

2019 – 20 SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award Planning Workbook

The 2019-20 SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award Planning Workbook is now available.  The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award program encourages the development of more-effective student chapters and recognizes outstanding activities and projects. For the 2019-20 academic year, we’re continuing with a streamlined submission process to aid in more-efficient, timely completion of your annual report. We are using an “honor system” approach, recognizing that ethical behavior is a key competency for any HR professional—as well as any student who is aspiring to a career in the HR field! Within this document, your student chapter can affirm its Chapter in Good Standing status by completing Section 1. Although Section 1 is required of all chapters and Section 2 is optional, we encourage you to complete both sections to be eligible for award consideration. Section 2A includes items that reflect effective chapter leadership and operations. Section 2B reflects chapter programs and initiatives that are the basis for the SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award program. Your student advisor and the SHRM membership division staff are here to assist you.  Please contact with any questions.

The deadline to submit the 2019-2020 Student Merit Award Application has been extended from April 15 to April 30, 2020. Activities still must have occurred between April 1, 2019 and March 30, 2020 to be eligible for award consideration.

Important Updates for Student Members and Advisors

Student Engagement Strategy to Focus on Connecting with Students Locally

Students who are passionate about HR are the future of our profession. Our goal is to help them develop meaningful networks and relationships that help elevate the profession of HR. Since 1965, SHRM student programs have provided “student-focused tools and resources and promoted mutually beneficial interaction between HR students and HR practitioners.”

SHRM Student Membership Application

List of State Student Events

College Relations CLA and Student Engagement Toolkits

To assist our affiliates in planning and hosting a local student engagement program, SHRM has developed a series of toolkits for a variety of HR event formats: case competition; student games; and corporate experience day. Each toolkit includes samples, tools and templates to ensure success!