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2023-2024 SHRM Certification Scholarship

Heart of Illinois SHRM (HOI SHRM) is pleased offer two (2) scholarships for members seeking their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Each scholarship awards $250 to support the continued development of HR leaders pursuing a professional SHRM certification.

Application Deadline

  • $250 Scholarship #1 – Spring Testing Window – Deadline is February 26

  • $250 Scholarship #2 – Winter Testing Window – Deadline is September 30


  • Current HOI SHRM member in good standing

  • Meet eligibility requirements for SHRM Certification

  • Be ineligible for reimbursement from employer or educational institution

  • You must test in the 2022 Spring or 2022-2023 Winter Testing Window

  • Sharing your certification experience on HOI SHRM social media outlets and/or at a future meeting

  • Submit by the appropriate deadline above

How to Apply

  • Send an email to with the following information:

    • Name
    • Title
    • Company
    • Contact Information
    • Tell us why you should be selected for this scholarship. Include a summary of your academic/training, volunteer and career experience and your need for the scholarship. 

Selection Criteria

  • 50% work experience/progression (HR involvement and future career plans); current students without significant work experience will be reviewed based on academic background and breadth and quality of HR coursework

  • 50% volunteer activity (HIHRC/SHRM experience preferred, but not required)

Applications are reviewed and scored by the HOI SHRM Board. All decisions are final.

Scholarship Distribution

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be contacted by the HOI SHRM board to coordinate distribution of funds to the SHRM Certification team.

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. as the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

Email Us at:

Heart of Illinois SHRM is a chapter for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Chapter # 326

Heart of Illinois SHRM

PO Box 372

Peoria, IL 61651

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