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Certification Scholarship

As part of its mission, SHRMJC promotes continuing education either by obtaining certification or a degree program with a focus in HR Management. SHRMJC offers this certification scholarship for eligible SHRMJC members.

Scholarship:  $510.00 payable for the FALL 2019 SHRMJC Certification Study Group (Sept 11, 2019 – Nov 20, 2019)

Applications Accepted:  July 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019


  •  Current SHRMJC member for a minimum of one year.
  •  Plan to sit for exam in next 12 months.
  •  Meet eligibility requirements for SHRM Certification.



Less than a Bachelor's Degree*

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate Degree

HR-Related Program

Non-HR Program

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree


3 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

1 year in HR

2 years in HR role

Currently in HR role

1 year in HR role


6 years in HR role

7 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

5 years in HR role

3 years in HR

4 years in HR role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED.


How to Apply:

  • Complete online application below.
  • Submit your current resume when contacted by the committee.
  • Submit one letter of reference when contacted by the committee. (Letter may be addressed to the 'SHRMJC Scholarship Review Committee' and should provide insight into your character, career and volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship. May be written by work or volunteer colleague, professor, coach, etc. but should not come from a family member.)


Selection Criteria:

  •  40% work experience/progression (HR involvement and future career plans)
  •  40% volunteer activity (SHRMJC experience preferred, but not required)
  •  20% financial need



  • Applications open:  July 9, 2019
  • Application deadline:  August 15, 2019
  • Notification of results:  August 23, 2019

Additional Details:

By accepting a scholarship, you are consenting to allow SHRMJC 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 scholarship is a one-time award. Applications are reviewed and scored by groups of SHRMJC volunteers. All decisions are final. Applicants selected for an award will be required to provide a Social Security number or other tax ID.


The SHRMJC organization 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. 


The scholarship award of $510.00 will be used to purchase the 2019 SHRMJC Study Group Materials.


Application for the SHRMJC Certification Scholarship: