Testimonial from LakeNormanHR chapter member, Erika Oliver, winner of the 2016 SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarship Award!


Erika Oliver, SHRM-SCP, PMP, MPA  Human Resource Consultant at BBSI 

     β€œThe SHRM Certification Scholarship made it possible for me to accept a job contingent on becoming certified within the first six months of hire. The application process helped me confirm my goals and the money made it possible to quickly move forward. Since then, I have moved up in the profession and know the support – financial, professional, informational – from SHRM and my chapter members at this inflection point was my successful foundation. SHRM made the scholarship accessible and I recommend applying to anyone wanting certification.”  

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In 2019, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below:

Applicant Type:  P = professional member, S = student member, SC/C = State Council or Chapter

 Scholarship/Award Amount Awarded/ Applicant Type Application Opens Application Closes
 Conference Scholarships
Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships

 Free Trip! `2500   P, S

May 1 July 1, 2019
 SHRM Certification Scholarships (Spring/Winter)
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships

 $750   P, S, SC/C

January 15

June 1

 April 15, 2019

Sept. 1, 2019

 College Scholarships
Undergraduate Scholarships

 $2500  P, S

May 15 Aug. 15, 2019
Graduate Scholarships

 $5000  P, S

May 15 Aug. 15, 2019



2019 Foundation Scholarship Deadlines:

April 15, 2019 Certification Scholarships - Spring Window

July 1, 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships

August 15, 2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

September 1, 2019 Certification Scholarships - Winter Window