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Scholarship Opportunities

2019 HR Educational Excellence Scholarship

FWHR is excited to share that scholarship applications for the 2019 HR Educational Excellence scholarship are currently being accepted. FWHR is eager to recognize and award students who have demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in selecting a career in the human resource arena.

A single recipient will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of FWHR to aid in their pursuit of higher education in human resources or a related field.  This scholarship may be applied towards tuition, fees, and/or books for the upcoming Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year.

This is an exceptional opportunity for HR professionals who are committed to enriching their knowledge of human resources and their passion for then sharing that knowledge while putting it into practice to benefit employers and the current & future generations.

Applications must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate program, such as human resources or related course of study, at an accredited and approved college or university OR a full-time or part-time graduate student
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Fort Worth HR Student Member preferred

Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • All-around academic standing
  • Participation in university and community activities
  • Demonstration of leadership qualities
  • Interest in the human resources field
  • Preference will be given to Human Resource Management majors and those with relevant and related work experience.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must provide the following information:

  • A purpose statement one page in length describing why you are pursuing a degree in HR or your related field
  • Current resume
  • A list all school activities, including SHRM and relevant organizations, in which you have participated during your college experience. List all community activities in which you have participated without pay.  Note all special awards, honors, and offices held. Include participation in any research projects as well.
  • Transcript (official or unofficial) and/or proof of admittance and registration

Click on the link below to apply:

FWHR Scholarship

Applications must be received by October 18, 2019.
Recipient to be recognized at the FWHR Awards Night in November.


The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC), powered by DallasHR, is recognized as one of the largest regional human resources events in the United States. The conference offers educational sessions with nationally renowned keynote speakers.  

This years HRSouthwest Conference is October 27 – 30, 2019.

FWHR Student Scholarship for The HRSouthwest Conference

Please note we are no longer accepting applications for 2019.

SHRM Sponsored Scholarships & Awards

In 2019, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grants to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student, chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.  Questions? Contact the SHRM Foundation at shrmfoundation@shrm.org.

 Name of Scholarship/Award:  Deadline:  Learn more & apply:
SHRM Inclusion Conference & Expo  July 1, 2019  Click here
Michael R Losey Excellence in HR Research Award  July 15, 2019   Click here
Susan R Meisinger Fellowship for Master's Degree Students  August 1, 2019   Click here (2nd listed on page)
Undergraduate Scholarships (21 scholarships available)  August 15, 2019  Click here
Graduate Scholarships (22 scholarships available)  August 15, 2019  Click here
SHRM Certification Scholarships  September 1, 2019  Click here

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