Scholarship Opportunities

The Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has established three scholarships to help finance higher education for the children of our members, as well as members of the local student chapters of SHRM. Additionally, we offer a scholarship for members who wish to achieve SHRM-CP or SCP designation. Each of these scholarships is given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, national origin or any other protected group.

The Scholarship for Sons & Daughters of Chapter Members and The Scholarship for Student Chapter Members

Applicants may be either high school seniors, high school graduates or first-year college undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at a college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and be pursuing a degree or planning to pursue a degree with an emphasis area in HR or an HR-related program (such as business, psychology or labor relations). Active SHRM Student Chapter Members will be given preference.

Each scholarship recepient will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Only one Sons & Daughters and one Student Chapter scholarship will be awarded annually.

Michiana SHRM Certification Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for those interested in becoming a SHRM SPHR or PHR certified professional. It was created to honor the memory of board volunteer and long-time Michiana SHRM member Alison Fox, who passed away in 2017.  It is designed for active members of Michiana SHRM to help cover the cost of SHRM certification. This scholarship will apply for those wanting to be newly certified or professionals who are recertifying.  Members will be able to apply the scholarship to purchasing books, attending Michiana SHRM certification study group, IUSB certification class, and the examination fees.  Scholarship recipient(s) will receive a nominal amount to cover certification cost request not to exceed a $1,000 scholarship.  Scholarship(s) are awarded annually.

For more information on this scholarship program, please contact our Certification Chair & Director, Linda Krueger @

General Scholarship Provisions


Completed applications must be mailed, along with a complete high school or college transcript of grades and letter of reference from an adult appraiser (if applicable) to the address below, postmarked no later than April 1 for consideration in the current year. Applicants are solely responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. All information submitted is confidential and will be reviewed only by the Michiana Chapter of SHRM Scholarship Committee.

Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1921
South Bend, IN 46634-1921

Recipient Selection

The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of his/her academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and recommendation by an adult (as applicable). Those applying for the Student Chapter Member scholarship will also have consideration for their involvment in their SHRM student chapter and/or their demonstrated commitment to the HR profession.

All applicants will be notified of their status in late April.

Payment of Awards

Scholarships awarded will be based on the Michiana Chapter of SHRM selection procedures and available funds. Selection of recipients will be made by the Michiana Chapter of SHRM Scholarship Committee. No member whose child has applied for the award will play a part in the selection.The scholarship recipients will be selected at the end of April and presented at a luncheon. The recipients will be reimbursed $1,000 upon proof of enrollment.


Scholarship recipients must enroll in their educational programs no later than Fall of the year in which their awards are given.

Revision Policy

The general conditions and procedures under which scholarships are made are subject to periodic review by the Michiana Chapter of SHRM, including termination of the program.

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