Each year RMSHRM provides a scholarship to each of the SHRM conferences: the National SHRM Conference and the NCSHRM State Conference.


NC SHRM Conference Scholarship

We are currently accepting applications for the NC SHRM Conference, which will be held in Winston-Salem, NC September 16th – 18th. This scholarship will help to pay for registration and hotel up to $1,150.

Applications along with two letters of reference must be submitted no later than June 19, 2020, to be considered. Click here to apply now!


National SHRM Conference Scholarship

Each year we accept applications for the National SHRM Conference Scholarship.  Stay tuned for info regarding 2021 scholarships!


Congratulations to Tameka Davis who was awarded the 2019 SHRM National Conference Scholarship! This scholarship covered the cost of registration, transportation and accommodations for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference, held in June 2019.

Congratulations to the 2018 NCSHRM Conference Scholarship recipient Kirsten Benzaquen! This scholarship covers the cost of registration and accommodations for the 2018 NCSHRM State Conference in Pinehurst, NC September 24th – 26th.

Tuition Assistance Scholarship

The RMSHRM Tuition Assistance Scholarship is a member benefit created to encourage members of our association to pursue continuing education in the human resource management field. The winner of the scholarship, determined by the Awards Committee of RMSHRM, will receive a $500 cash award. All award decisions will be final and are one-time only awards.


  • Must be a current member of RMSHRM
  • Must be a part-time student who has completed his/her first six hours of undergraduate/graduate work and have at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the human resource/business management field


Application Procedures:

All applications must be in writing, with supporting documentation attached.

Applications should include the following:

  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of college transcript showing GPA and standing
  • One letter of reference
  • An essay covering:
    • Participation in RMSHRM programs and activities
    • Special work or contributions in the HR field
    • Participation in school activities/programs
    • Participation in community and/or civic activities/programs
    • Outstanding personal achievements, awards and honors


The essay should be no longer than three double spaced, typewritten pages. Essays will be judged on clarity, grammar, sincerity and substance.

To apply, please submit your application and accompanying documentation. Completed applications must be submitted by October 24, 2018.

Student Chapter Scholarships

RMSHRM awards up to three $500 scholarships to deserving students who apply from our chapter supported colleges (Meredith College, William Peace University and North Carolina State University). These scholarships are reviewed between January and March and awarded at our May meeting.

The application should include:

  • an essay and any letters of recommendation that the student has
  • Applicant’s name, address and email address
  • Student chapter affiliation
  • Current major and GPA, anticipated graduation date and courses completed associated with the HR field

To apply, please submit your application and accompanying documentation. Include “Student Chapter Scholarship” and your name in the subject line.

Certification Scholarship

RMSHRM awards two certification scholarships each year. Certification scholarships are for members only. To be eligible, you may not be reimbursed for the exam by any other source and must provide proof of passing the exam.

The winner will be reimbursed for their certification exam fees and related study materials up to $500.

Deadline is July 31 for Spring testing and February 28 for Fall testing.

State & National SHRM Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available for RMSHRM members, NCSHRM and National SHRM offer scholarship opportunities:


Certification/Recertification Assistance Scholarship

To encourage and financially assist SHRM members in the state of North Carolina to continue their certification in the field of human resources. To apply for this scholarship for recertification, click here.


William B. Leonard Scholarship

The North Carolina State Council acknowledges that the future of the Human Resource profession lies with the students of today. This scholarship program provides recognition, support and monetary assistance to a student focusing on Human Resources as a profession.  To find out more, click here.


Jan Sharp Memorial Scholarship

Endowed by Capital Broadcasting Company, Inc.

The North Carolina State Council acknowledges that the future of the Human Resource profession lies with the students of today. This scholarship program provides recognition, support and monetary assistance to students focusing on Human Resources as a profession. To submit a nominee for this award, please click here.


SHRM Foundation Scholarships for HR Professionals

In 2018 the SHRM Foundation will award almost $500,000 in support to students seeking undergraduate, graduate, certification and professional development opportunities. SHRM encourages all eligible SHRM members, student members, chapters and State Councils and organizations to apply for one or more of the scholarships. Click here for a full list of available opportunities.