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    Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter Scholarship Awards


    Program Overview

    In an effort to serve our membership and advance the Human Resource Profession, the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter has committed to promoting the Professional Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), and Global Professional Human Resources (GPHR) Certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the SHRM – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

    Scholarships may be awarded to a chapter member for each of the following:

    1. Taking the HRCI PHR, SPHR, or GPHR examination;
    2. Taking the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examination;
    3. Recertification of your HRCI PHR, SPHR, or GPHR within six months of the certification expiration date.


    The total amount of scholarship awards available is determined by the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter Board of Directors each year and is shown as a line item in the budget, which may vary significantly from year to year depending upon available funding, other chapter priorities, and qualified applicants.  If there are no qualified applicants, the funds may be carried over to the following year. 

    A scholarship recipient is eligible to receive only one scholarship per certification exam. (Example: If a scholarship is awarded for the PHR exam and the recipient didn’t pass the exam, they would not qualify for another award for the PHR exam again even upon passing.  However, if they want to sit for the SPHR exam, they may apply for the award because it’s a different certification.)

    Scholarship Criteria

    1. Applicants are required to have a current SHRM membership and;
    2. Must be a current member of the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter (Designation #0234) and;
    3. Must participate in either the local chapter, state, regional or national level of SHRM: e.g.  regularly attend monthly meetings/programs, volunteer for SHRM events and/or serve on a SHRM board.

    How to Apply

    Submit a letter via email to the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter President stating why you feel you meet the scholarship criteria along with receipt for one of the exams or recertification along with your SHRM membership number.  Once awarded, the scholarship will be paid in full.

    Annual Timeline

    March 15th:  Applications due for the Spring/Summer testing period and for recertification.

    October 15thApplications due for the Fall/Winter testing period and for recertification.       

    Board of Director Review

    All scholarship applications received by the due date will be reviewed and voted on during the March or October board meetings.  Scholarship recipient(s) selected will be notified of their award within one week of the board meeting by the President or Treasurer. 

     Award Levels – Awarded Twice a Year

    • $375 for the HRCI PHR examination
    • $475 for the HRCI SPHR and GPHR examination
    • $300 for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examinations
    • $100 for recertification for either the HRCI PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification

    Thank you for investing in your profession!

    Revised 08/16