Student Chapter Merit Award

SHRM's 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 completion of your annual report. 

For additional information, please refer to the 2019-20 SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award Planning Workbook.

Questions? Contact SHRMStudent@shrm.org.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Student Merit Award, all chapters must complete all items in Section 1 and 2A of the planning workbook, complete the minimum number of activities designated for the award sought in 2B of the planning workbook and submit a year-end report by April 15, 2020.

Access to the year-end report form will be available in Q1 2020.

Award Levels

SHRM recognizes chapter achievement by awarding designations at four different levels. Your year-end report will serve as your application for award consideration.

AWARD LEVEL AWARD CRITERIA
Honorable Mention To be eligible for this designation, your chapter must:
  • Affirm your Chapter in Good Standing status by completing all five items in Section 1
  • Complete all three items in Section 2A and
  • Plan and implement a total of four activities or projects in Section 2B of the program workbook.
Merit Award To be eligible for this designation, your chapter must:
  • Affirm your Chapter in Good Standing status by completing all five items in Section 1
  • Complete all three items in Section 2A and
  • Plan and implement a total of five to eight activities or projects in Section 2B of the program workbook.
Superior Merit Award To be eligible for this designation, your chapter must:
  • Affirm your Chapter in Good Standing status by completing all five items in Section 1
  • Complete all three items in Section 2A and
  • Plan and implement a total of nine to twelve activities or projects in Section 2B of the program workbook.
Outstanding Student Chapter Award To be eligible for this designation, your chapter must:
  • Affirm your Chapter in Good Standing status by completing all five items in Section 1
  • Meet the qualifications for Superior Merit Award status by completing all three items in Section 2A and 9-12 activities or projects in Section 2B and
  • Complete the SHRM Outstanding Chapter Award application form, providing additional detail regarding a successful project or activity undertaken by the student chapter during the program year.