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Apply for 2013 Certification Scholorship


    by: Kyle Jones

    Are you planning to take 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 scholorship for PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA, and SPHR-CA certification. If you answered no or are alreayd HRCI certified...I encourage you to share this information with your fellow chapter board members. 

    The following information is taken from a new item alreayd 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  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 (PDF).

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