SHRM Foundation Diversity and Inclusion Conference Scholarship
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6/1/2017 to 7/10/2017
When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Where: United States

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Scholarship: Registration, hotel and travel to 2017 SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition

Number: Three scholarships
Deadline: July 10, 2017 

Apply for one of three awards to attend the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition, October 23-25, 2017. These awards enable HR professionals lacking company financial support to have the opportunity to attend the conference. 

Scholarships are valued at approximately $2,500, including: 

• Complimentary full-conference registration*
• Up to three-night hotel stay**
• $500 travel stipend

*Pre-conference sessions, seminars and guest registration not included.
**Housing will be provided at a conference hotel of SHRM’s choice.

  • Current SHRM member 
  • No organizational support or reimbursement to attend the conference
  • Has not attended the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition in the past three years (2014-2016)

    How to Apply

    Online application form (No paper forms accepted) including:
    • Contact & demographic information
    • Three short essay questions about your career and learning objectives
    • Your resume
    • A statement of support from your supervisor or colleague*- Download the Statement of Support template

    * Statement may be completed by a work colleague, current or former supervisor, professor, volunteer colleague or other professional contact. Statements from family members of the applicant will not be accepted. Please upload your completed statement as part of your online application.

    Selection Criteria 

    The review committee will be selecting individuals with financial need whom they believe are most likely to leverage this learning opportunity. They will seek candidates who are eager to learn and who plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their careers, their organizations and their communities.  New HR professionals are encouraged to apply. 


    Apply                                                Notified of Results

    June 1- July 10, 2017                              August 25, 2017 

    All applicants will be notified of results via e-mail.

    Expectations of Scholarship Recipients

    If selected for an award, applicants must confirm their ability to attend the 2017 event and provide their tax ID number. Winners will be expected to maintain a current SHRM membership throughout 2017. They must be willing to sign a release form so they can be featured in conference promotions, possibly including-- but not limited to--live appearances on stage, press and video interviews, and ‘meet and greet’ sessions with sponsors and Board members. Scholarship winners will be expected to provide a follow-up interview to SHRM and/or the SHRM Foundation after the event to discuss their experiences and to share what they have learned. 

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