What Human Resources Scholarships Are Available?

April 7, 2023
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April 7, 2023 wpengine

What Human Resources Scholarships Are Available?

To help aspiring HR professionals find financial support for their education, we reached out to industry experts and leaders for their recommendations. From the SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship to the HRSA Health Workforce Scholarship, here are the top 3 scholarships shared by our Editor-in-chief, Co-founder and CMO, and Co-founder.

  • SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship
  • Stony Brook University HR Aid
  • HRSA Health Workforce Scholarship

SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship

As someone who has researched HR scholarships, one great option available for students looking to get into HR is the SHRM Foundation Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is available to current SHRM members who are enrolled in an HR-related undergraduate or graduate program at a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergrad) or 3.5 (graduate) and must provide transcripts, answer short essay questions, and submit a resume and one letter of reference.

The scholarship provides a one-time award of up to $2,500 for undergraduates and $5,000 for graduates, paid directly to the institution for tuition and fees. While the scholarship doesn’t cover expenses related to room, board, books, or equipment, it can be a great financial help for students pursuing an HR career. The SHRM Foundation offers several named grants for which students applying will be considered if they’re eligible.

Ben BasicBen Basic
Editor-in-Chief, RouterIPNet.com

Stony Brook University HR Aid

Stony Brook University in New York offers financial aid for all qualifying applicants for its human resources, business, and STEM programs. If you are looking to venture into HR either as a freshman or undergraduate, this scholarship is an excellent option to study in the US’s business capital and learn the ins and outs of the corporate world from an HR point of view.

Liam LiuLiam Liu
Co-founder and CMO, ParcelPanel

HRSA Health Workforce Scholarship

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers scholarships for students who are interested in pursuing a career in human resources. The HRSA Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides financial help to students pursuing degrees in HR, as well as other healthcare-related fields, such as nursing, social work, and pharmacy.

To be eligible for the HRSA HWSP scholarship, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an accredited school pursuing a degree in a qualifying health profession. You must also be committed to working in a medically underserved area upon graduation.

Jeff TseJeff Tse
Co-founder, Craze Cosplay

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