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, 2019
Human Resource Management Impact Awards Business February 1 April 30, 2019
Dissertation Grants Professional or student member May 1, 2019
Innovation Grants SHRM Chapters or State Councils Round one: January 15
Round two: March 15 (by invitation)
Round one: March 1, 2019
Round two: April 15, 2019
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award Academic April 1 July 15, 2019
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR Professional or student member April 1 August 1, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Professional or student member May 1 July 1, 2019
Certification Scholarships - Window 1 Professional or student members, SHRM Chapters or State Councils January 15 April 15, 2019
Certification Scholarships - Window 2 Professional or student members, SHRM Chapters or State Councils June 1 September 1, 2019
Undergraduate Scholarships Professional or student members May 15 August 15, 2019
Graduate Scholarships Professional or student members May 15 August 15, 2019
SHRM Foundation Champion Awards SHRM Chapters or State Councils December 31, 2019