Northwest Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management

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Northwest Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management

Student Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship is for the Fall semester.  It can either go toward tuition or any other expenses (books, housing, food, etc.)

The recipient will be selected by the NWLA SHRM Board of Directors.  If selected, this scholarship recipient must not allow for their overall GPA to fall below a 2.5.

Selection Criteria

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Essay Question
  • Must be enrolled in Business or HR related courses
  • Minimum of 2 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 candidates.

2019 Fall Question Options :  

1. In recruiting Human Resources professionals, what should be valued most: experience or education?

2. Describe the importance of HR’s representation at the top level of the organization, their value to the organization, and why they deserve a seat at the table.

Please attach a Resume along with the above information by November 5, 2019 to be considered for the Scholarship.

 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 500 words or less
  • Have An Introduction, Body, and coherent Conclusion
  • Use Correct Grammar
Please email completed essays and proof of community service to

Past Student Scholarship Winners

Fall 2017 Todd France, Jr.

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SHRM Foundation

Goal: $3,677.00
Collected: $2,347.00
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