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SHRM Foundation: Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Overview

Just for HR Professionals, Students, and Faculty.
Just What You Need to Save Thousands Each Year.

Practicing HR requires specialized training and lots of support. That’s why each year the SHRM Foundation provides more than $500,000 in financial assistance to individuals preparing for their first job in HR or studying to fast-track their existing career in human resources.

Some scholarships are available exclusively with SHRM membership. Others are open to any HR Professional, student and faculty member. All are excellent ways to access the resources you need to continue your academic pursuits and become a future HR leader in the world of work.


Texas Bay Area SHRM, via The SHRM Foundation, offers professional grants to SHRM members seeking their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. This grant awards one SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam as well as SHRM's online Learning System.


  • Active SHRM national membership (either professional or student membership)
  • Active Texas Bay Area SHRM chapter membership
  • Must have attended a minimum of three Texas Bay Area SHRM meetings within the previous twelve months
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for SHRM Certification

Grant Distribution

If you are selected to receive a SHRM Foundation Certification grant, you will receive access to the SHRM online Learning System and exam for the SHRM Certification for which you are eligible (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP).  The exam must be taken in the specific window(s) of eligibility. If you do not use your Certification grant in either of the designated testing windows, you will have to reapply for a new grant, with no guarantee of receiving a new award. 


The TXBA-SHRM Undergraduate Scholarship of $2,500 will be offered once each year to a college student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Resources.

Applicants must be active members of the Texas Bay Area SHRM local chapter for consideration, which includes attending at least three chapter meetings within the previous twelve months. 


While TXBA-SHRM does not currently sponsor a Graduate scholarship, SHRM members can apply for any of the scholarship, grants, and other awards offered through the SHRM Foundation.

Texas Bay Area SHRM 

PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542

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