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LRSHRM Scholarship - The Process


    November 8, 2018

    Scholarships Applications Accepted November 2019 through January 31, 2020.

    Deadline to email your application is January 31, 2020.  exteneded to February 29, 2020.

    Email completed application to:

    LRSHRM Professional Scholarship Application

    LRSHRM Student Scholarship Application

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM (LRSHRM) believes in investing in its members and based on available funding each fiscal year, LRSHRM will award up to two $500 scholarships in two categories: college student in a HR program, and HR practitioner working to obtain their HR certification or recertification.
    The board will determine no later than June 30th of each year if there is funding for the scholarship program, a minimum of $500 (one scholarship) to a maximum of $2,000 (four scholarships).
    Up to two (2) “College Scholarships” will be awarded to:
    • A college student enrolled in an accredited college or university in the Lynchburg regional area, who has demonstrated an interested in pursuing a HR career and has a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    Up to two (2) “HR Practitioner Scholarship” will be awarded to:
    • A LRSHRM chapter member, who is studying to obtain their HR certification (either SHRM or HRCI) or obtain continuing education units for HR recertification, and attends a minimum of half of the chapter meetings.
    Minimum Qualifications: Applications will not be considered if incomplete or the minimum qualifications are not met.
    College Student Scholarship:
    1. College student enrolled in an accredited college or university in the Lynchburg regional area.
    2. Currently matriculated student who has demonstrated an interest in Human Resources as a career as evidenced by their selection of college major/minor and/or participation in a HR internship (to be confirmed by a letter (attached to scholarship application) from employer including scope of position, dates of completion, and supervisor’s name and contact).
    3. Grade Point Average (GPA) of at 2.5 or higher to be verified by a copy of the student’s unofficial transcript attached to scholarship application.
    HR Practitioner Scholarship:
    1. A chapter member to be in good standing
    2. Attending at least one half of the LRSHRM monthly chapter meetings in previous 12 months, as verified by chapter meeting registration records.
    3. A chapter member who wishes to obtain either HR certification or recertification.
    1. Applicants will complete the application for one of the two scholarships
    2. All applications are received by the deadline with all required attachments in a pdf document via email to
    3. Prior to the board review and selection of award recipients if a current board member has applied for a scholarship, when and if this should occur, that board member will recuse him/herself, if applicable, from the Board’s review and decision process. The board’s decisions will be final.
    4. The Scholarship Committee made up of three board members will screen all applications for minimum qualifications.
    5. The LRSHRM chapter Board will review all qualified applications and select recipients to be awarded each of the scholarships. The board’s decisions will be final.
    Application Period:
    1. Applications may be submitted with all required attachments as a pdf via email to
    2. Applications are accepted November, December, and January each year.
    3. Deadline to submit applications is January 31st of each year.
    4. Winners will be announced at the April meeting each year.
    5. Awards will be distributed within 30 days of the winner presentation.
    Efforts will be made to time the announcement, application time, as well as the review, selection, and awarding of the college scholarships, around our local colleges’ academic calendars. Recipients will be contacted in advance and invited to attend the chapter meeting when the scholarship winners are announced (if possible), so they may be recognized.
    It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.