2022 SHRM of Greater Phoenix Academic Scholarship


SHRM of Greater Phoenix Academic Scholarship -  Undergraduate


  • Current SHRM of Greater Phoenix Member (SHRMGP)

  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program with at least two full semesters remaining before graduation (see additional clarification below), OR accepted and ready to begin your studies within six months*

  • University is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning

  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)

  • Minimum Grade Point Average

    • Undergraduate - Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; OR if you have not completed High School

    • High School - Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

* If you have already begun your last year of undergraduate studies or you will complete your studies by December 31, 2022, you are not eligible for this award and may not apply for a scholarship to cover past expenses.

How to Apply

Online application including:

  • Contact information

  • Short answer questions about academic, volunteer, and work experience and career aspirations

  • Current Resume

  • Transcripts from an accredited institution.*

    • Universities within the United States must be regionally accredited

    • Universities outside of the United States must be accredited by a widely recognized accrediting body within the country or by the agency or ministry that oversees higher education within the country

  • One Recommendation Letter**

*Transcripts must be in English. SHRMGP may request an applicant with an international transcript to provide a transcript evaluation (at the applicant’s expense), from World Education Services or another reputable service, prior to reviewing an application.

**Applicants must give the link to the Recommendation Letter site to their recommender. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their recommender has completed the Recommendation Letter. Letters may be written by work or volunteer colleagues, coaches, professors, etc. but not from the applicant's family members. We encourage applicants to request recommendation letters early in the application process. Please know, your application is not complete until your Recommendation Letter is received and you have submitted the scholarship application – both steps must be completed for the application process to be complete. 

Please print your application for your records before you submit it. Once you submit your application, SHRMGP will not be able to return it to you, in whole or in part, for any reason.

Named Grants to be Awarded

This academic scholarship is sponsored by SHRM of Greater Phoenix. 

Scholarship Distribution

Applications are evaluated and scored by groups of SHRMGP volunteers.  All decisions are final. If selected to receive the SHRMGP Undergraduate Scholarship, recipients will be required to provide proof of enrollment and college/university payment instructions. SHRMGP will issue a check not to exceed $5,000 directly to the institution for payment of tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution. 

Special Considerations

Each scholarship is a one-time award; however, previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply.  

  • Full-time, part-time, online, and distance learning programs are acceptable provided the applicant lives within the greater Phoenix area and is a member of SHRMGP. 

  • Scholarships are for college-degree programs only and may not be used to attend professional development seminars.

  • Recipients should intend on submitting proof of enrollment no later than August 25, 2022 for the institutions to receive timely payment. 

Please note, SHRMGP does not reimburse for any fees or any associated expenses incurred prior to award. SHRMGP employees or board members and the immediate family are not eligible to receive the SHRMGP Undergraduate Scholarship.


May 1, 2022

July 31, 2022