Mississippi SHRM Certification Scholarship



This post is for my fellow SHRM volunteers in Mississippi. Have you taken the certification exam and are a SHRM volunteer on the local and/or chapter level?  If you answered yes….this information is for you! Mississippi SHRM offers a scholarship for PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA, and SPHR-CA certification. If you answered no or are already HRCI certified…I encourage you to share this information with your fellow chapter board members.

Mississippi SHRM Certification Scholarship

The following information is taken from a new item already posted to the Mississippi SHRM site:

The Mississippi State Council of SHRM has approved a $250 scholarship to be awarded based on the attached criteria to one Mississippi SHRM or local MS chapter volunteer. The Scholarship Selection Committee will be comprised of Mississippi chapter certification volunteers.

The scholarship is issued on a reimbursement basis; recipient will have initially paid for the exam, and must have taken and passed the exam in one of the previous two testing windows (December (2012)/January (2013) or May/June (2013)).

Once awarded the scholarship, funds will be released to the recipient once proof of successful completion of the certification exam is submitted.

Selection Criteria:

  1. PHR/SPHR/GPHR/PHR-CA/SPHR-CA Certification within the last year.
  2. Current Mississippi SHRM volunteer at state or local level.
  3. SHRM volunteer history and activity.
  4. Supporting essay submitted by applicant with the topic, “Why PHR/SPHR/GPHR/PHR-CA/SPHR-CA certification is important to me.”

Application Procedure:

Submit complete application with all applicable attachments (see “Application Documents”) to cbyrd@vikingrange.com  no later than November 1st.  Applicants will be notified of the selection decision no later than November 30th.

Reimbursement Procedure:

The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all submissions and make a selection no later than November 30th each year.  A check request will be processed at that time.

Mississippi SHRM Scholorship

Application Documents:

  1. Completed Scholarship Application
  2. Essay
  3. Proof of PHR/SPHR/GPHR/PHR-CA/SPHR-CA achievement

To view and download the application, click here.

About Mississippi SHRM

Want to know more about Mississippi SHRM?  The Mississippi SHRM website states:

Our goal is to provide you with a central hub for information about HR in Mississippi as well as providing information about affiliate chapters across Mississippi.  Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.  Join us today!


View more of my MSSHRM themed content by clicking here.  Visit the Mississippi SHRM website to find out more and to locate the local chapter in your area.  Bookmark the page because information about the 2014 Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Expo is coming soon!


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