SHRM Foundation Awards & Scholarships

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. Questions? Contact the SHRM Foundation at shrmfoundation@shrm.org.

Award & Scholarship Overview

Scholarship/Award Applicant Applications Open Application Deadline
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarships Professional or student member January 15 March 15, 2018
Human Resource Management Impact Awards Business February 1 April 30, 2018
Dissertation Grants Professional or student member May 1, 2018
Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships Professional member May 10 July 10, 2018
Innovation Grants SHRM Chapters or State Councils Round one: April 16
Round two: May 10
Round one: May 4, 2018
Round two: June 6, 2018
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award Academic April 1 July 15, 2018
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR Professional or student member April 1 August 15, 2018
Certification Scholarships - Spring Exam Window Professional or student members, SHRM Chapters or State Councils June 1 September 1, 2018
Recertification Scholarships Professional or student members June 1  September 1, 2018
Undergraduate Scholarships Professional or student members July 1 October 1, 2018
Graduate Scholarships Professional or student members July 1 October 1, 2018
SHRM Foundation Champion Awards SHRM Chapters or State Councils December 31, 2018