Northwest Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management

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Northwest Louisiana Society

for Human Resource Management

Post-Collegian Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship.  It is meant to go toward student loan repayment or continuing education. The recipient will be selected by the NWLA SHRM Board of Directors. 

Selection Criteria

  • GPA of 3.0 or greater on most recent college transcript
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater on most recent college transcript
  • Business/HR related degree from local university
  • 400-500 Word Essay
  • Minimum of 4 hours of volunteer/community service work

Essay Question

The essay question is different each year and will be determined by the committee before posting it to the website.

2020/2021 Essay Topic Options:  

1. In situations similar to the current COVID-19 pandemic, what HR functions must adapt- talent acquisition and development, discipline, benefits and compensation? What challenges does HR face working in a remote work environment?

2. Describe a Human Resource professional’s role in a small organization versus a large organization.

3. If you could go back to when you were first thinking about your career, what advice would you give yourself?

Essay Due Date – March 26, 2021

Disclaimer: This scholarship may not be given each year.  In order for this scholarship to be given, the NWLA SHRM Board of Directors must receive more than 2 scholarship entries, and the essay must:

  • Stay on topic
  • Keep to 400-500 words or less
  • Have an Introduction, body, and coherent conclusion.
  • Use appropriate grammar

Please submit completed essays in the form below, and email  transcripts, and letters as proof of current enrollment/acceptance into local college or university and community service hours to: by March 26, 2021.

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