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New for 2019! 

Application Deadline Extended to May 24th!

The SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship Program offers SHRM-Atlanta members the opportunity to receive financial support towards professional development that will advance you and your career. Take advantage of these great Scholarship opportunities to help you achieve your educational goals!

See the Calendar of Events for final event dates.    

 

Education or Event

Scholarship Grant Includes

Application Deadline

Award Notification

Eligible Members

SHRM-Atlanta Certification Exam Preparation Course

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 SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Exam

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50% of Prep Course fee
(Valued at $750)

-and-

Up to $200 of SHRM Certification Exam fee 

May 24, 2019

Two (2) Scholarships will be awarded on
June 7, 2019

  • Professional Practitioner Member
  • Professional Consultant Member
  • Student Member

SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Exam

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Up to $200 of SHRM Certification Exam fee

May 24, 2019

Two (2) Scholarships will be awarded on 
 
June 7, 2019

  • Professional Practitioner Member
  • Professional Consultant Member
  • Student Member

HR Essentials 2-Day Seminar

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Full cost of Seminar

(Valued at $549)

May 24, 2019

Three (3) Scholarships will be awarded on
June 7, 2019

  • Professional Practitioner Member
  • Student Member

Must also meet eligibility requirements for SHRM-Atlanta’s Rising Leaders

 

 

Applicant & Selection Criteria

Click on the scholarships below for detailed application information. 

 

Scholarship Award Process

Preference is given to members with more than one year of active membership and to those that have attended SHRM-Atlanta education events in the past.

Applications are reviewed and scored by a team of SHRM-Atlanta volunteers and staff.  All decisions are final. Each award is a one-time award; however, previous applicants and past recipients are eligible to re-apply. Previous award is no guarantee of a future award.

If you are selected to receive a SHRM-Atlanta event scholarship, you will be provided with a special code that allows you to register for the event at the scholarship rate.  If you are awarded a scholarship that includes the SHRM Certification exam fee for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, you will need to provide SHRM-Atlanta with proof of purchase and a copy of your completion certificate within 12 months of your award date to receive reimbursement. SHRM-Atlanta will process your reimbursement request within 4-6 weeks after receipt; reimbursement will be provided by check. Your acceptance letter will include instructions for submitting your documents. 

Scholarships are considered taxable income by the IRS. Applicants selected for an award will be required to provide a Social Security number or other tax ID; SHRM-Atlanta will issue a 1099 for the tax year in which the scholarship was awarded. 

 

Additional Details 

By accepting a scholarship, you are consenting to allow SHRM-Atlanta (and the award's sponsor, if any) to use without limitation, and in any media, your name, city, state, photos, and captions (if uploaded), and verbiage for marketing and promotional purposes.  

The SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship Fund does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its scholarship programs. Scholarship recipients are selected primarily on merit. 


 

Applicant & Selection Criteria


SHRM-Atlanta Certification Exam Prep Course and SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Exam Scholarship

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SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Exam-only Scholarship

Applicant Criteria

  • Be a current SHRM-Atlanta Professional Practitioner Member, Professional Consultant Member, or Student Member
  • Meet eligibility requirements for SHRM Certification (https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/EligibilityCriteria/Pages/default.aspx)
  • Plan to sit for the exam within 12 months after the scholarship notification date (details here)
  • For SHRM-Atlanta Certification Exam Prep Course scholarship:  Able to attend and complete the SHRM-Atlanta Certification Exam Prep Course (August 15 through November 14, 2019; details here)

How to Apply

  • Complete online application, which includes:
    • Contact information
    • Short answer questions regarding your career and volunteer experience
    • One letter of reference (addressed to the 'SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship Review Committee’. Letter of reference should provide insight into your character, academic or career accomplishments, volunteer efforts, work ethic, and values. May be written by work or volunteer colleague, professor, coach, etc., but should not come from a family member).
  • Please print your application for your records before you submit it. Once you submit your application, the SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship team will not be able to return it to you, in whole or in part, for any reason. 

Selection Criteria

  • 60% - work experience/progression (HR involvement and future career plans);
  • 30% volunteer/community activity (SHRM-Atlanta experience preferred, but not required);
  • 10% financial need

 

 

HR Essentials 2-Day Seminar Scholarship

Applicant Criteria

 

How to Apply

  • Complete online application, which includes:
    • Contact information
    • Short answer questions regarding career and volunteer experience
    • One  letter of reference (addressed to the 'SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship Review Committee’. Letter of reference should provide insight into your character, academic or career accomplishments, volunteer efforts, work ethic, and values. May be written by work or volunteer colleague, professor, coach, etc., but should not come from a family member).
  • Please print your application for your records before you submit it. Once you submit your application, the SHRM-Atlanta Scholarship team will not be able to return it to you, in whole or in part, for any reason. 

 

Selection Criteria

  • 50% - work experience/progression (HR involvement and future career plans);
  • 30% volunteer/Community activity (SHRM-Atlanta experience preferred, but not required)
  • 20% financial need