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Angie DeDonder Richardson SHRMJC Scholarship Program

Angie DeDonder graduated from the University of Kansas received her master of business administration degree from Baker University in Overland Park, KS.  Angie was a human resource leader in the health service industry with extensive experience in recruitment, training and development, employee relations, and operations. Angie was an active leader in the National Society for Human Resource Management which later became SHRM.    Angie served on the SHRMJC Board from 2011 to 2014 as the Director of Marketing.

Angie was only 41 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer in March 2014 and later passed away on Oct. 17, 2014, at her home.  Angie loved spending time with her family, especially her son, Henry who was only 2 when she was passed away. Angie dedicated herself to promoting the Human Resources Professional, mentoring others, and the importance of the importance of continuing education.

SHRMJC could not think of a better way to honor Angie for her dedication to the Human Resources Profession then name our new scholarship program after her.   

 Angie, you will always be with us and remembered  - The Board of SHRMJC.


Scholarship Program - Fall 2017

As part of its mission, SHRMJC promotes continuing education either by obtaining certification or a degree program with a focus in HR Management.  This year we are pleased to announce we will award up to $1,500 in scholarships to be used toward tuition for a current HR degree program.

SHRMJC offers education scholarships for eligible graduate and undergraduate students.




May 31, 2017Deadline to submit all application materials.

June 30, 2017 Applicants notified of results.


Scholarship checks will be distributed to winners after receipt of official transcript (academic scholarships) and tax ID (all scholarships).   Do not complete the Tax ID form until you have been notified of your scholarship award.


Who Is Eligible:


Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be SHRMJC student members and have an active membership as of February 1 with a valid SHRM ID number.
  • Applicants must be full-time students who are not currently employed in a professional HR position
  • Local student chapter members who are not SHRM members are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Criteria is Based on Merit:

Undergraduate applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale and must have completed at least one HR management course.

Graduate student applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program and clearly pursuing an emphasis area in HR or an HR-related program (such as business, psychology or labor relations) and have completed at least six hours of graduate course work with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.


Judging Criteria:

The judging committee will evaluate scholarship applicants and select scholarship winners based on the following criteria:

  • 30% SHRMJC student chapter involvement and/or commitment to the HR profession
  • 30% Academic achievement
  • 10% Additional leadership and service activities/work experience
  • 30% Financial need

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