About the SHRM Foundation:


​Empowered HR professionals building inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.


The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing:

  • Research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees
  • Scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen
  • Opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities


The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen.

SHRM Foundation Scholarships:

In 2020, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grant to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.

S = student member, P = professional member, A = academic/researcher, 
B = business/organization, SC/C = State Council or Chapter


Applicant Application 
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarships P, S January 15 March 16, 2020
Human Resource Management Impact Awards B February 1  April 30, 2020
Dissertation Grants  P, S   May 1, 2020 
Innovation Grants  SC/C January 15 April 15, 2020
Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award A April 1 July 15, 2020
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR  P, S April 1 August 2, 2020
Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarships P, S May 1 July 1, 2020
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships
Window 1
P, S, SC/C January 15

May 1, 2020

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships
Window 2
P, S, SC/C June 1 August 2, 2020
Undergraduate Scholarships P, S May 15 August 14, 2020
Graduate Scholarships P, S May 15 August 14, 2020
SHRM Foundation Champion Awards SC/C   December 31, 2020