PHRA Scholarship Fund
Companies have no greater asset than their people and the management of functions related to human resources is critical to today’s business success. In an effort to build HR leaders one member at a time, PHRA established a scholarship program that subsidizes the cost for members to participate in our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Certification Preparation.
Who is Eligible?
Active PHRA Professional, Business Partner or Emerging Career Members Only. Student members are not eligible for this program. Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants are eligible to re-apply. PHRA employees, board members of PHRA, and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
To be considered for this scholarship:
You must be preparing to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification and meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the SHRM Certification Board. Review eligibility requirements here.
How to Apply:
The application includes contact information and a series of short answer questions about your volunteer experience and your career aspirations. You will also be asked to upload a current resume that includes your volunteer experience, and one letter of reference. Reference letters should be addressed to the “PHRA Scholarship Review Committee” and should provide insight into your character, career and volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE.
Review packets can be scanned and emailed to Elizabeth Lamping, LLamping@Pittsburghhra.org.
E-mail Subject Line should be: Applicant’s Last Name: Scholarship Review Committee
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the strength of their work experience and their commitment to a career in human resources. Scholarship applications are reviewed and scored by the PHRA Executive Committee based on the following criteria. All decisions are final.
• 40% Work experience/progression (HR involvement & future career plans)
• 40% Volunteer activity (PHRA experience preferred, but not required)
• 20% Financial need
Applications for the 2020 Spring SHRM Prep Class must be completed and submitted by: January 31, 2020
Samara Soriano, Spring 2013
Judith Lynn Griffin, Fall 2013
Shannon Austin, Fall 2014
Charles Allen, Fall 2015
Kate Barrett, Fall 2016
Rosanna Lawrence, Fall 2016
Mike Corica, Spring 2017
Scherrita Folks, Fall 2017
Lisa McClelland, Fall 2017
Shannon Vargesko, Spring 2018
Tabatha Wendorff, Fall 2018
April Gentile, Fall 2018
Pam Anthony, Spring 2019
Abby Painter, Spring 2019