Susan R. Meisinger Graduate Study Fellowship is now open. Entries will be accepted until 15 August every year. Both the U.S and overseas students are welcome to apply. They must seeking master degree in Human Resources Management field. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the sponsor, provides $20,000 for the winning fellows.
The fellowship is designed to support master’s degree students who are either members of SHRM or certified HR professionals. Sponsored by the SHRM Foundation, the fellowship supports those who want to leverage significant past contributions to the HR management field and who plan to continue contributing to the profession by earning a master’s degree in HR.
At least one new fellowship of up to $10,000 annually will be granted each year if qualified applications are received. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship, as long as the recipient remains enrolled in the original degree program cited in the application.
Level and Area of Studies
Master degree in Human Resources Management.
Place of Study
The study can be taken both in the United States and other countries.
Eligibility and Criteria
- The fellowship is open to all eligible first-time master’s degree students attending accredited universities all across the world; it is not limited to U.S.-based students.
- Earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall in his or her undergraduate major and current master’s program (if already enrolled) based on a 4-point grading scale or any scale analogous to a 4- point grading scale.
- Has a minimum of five years of work experience in HR.
- Has a minimum of 10 years of total professional work experience.
- Has been accepted into a qualified master’s program (see question 15 for definition of a qualified program) within or outside of the United States seeking an HR-related master’s degree for the first time, or is already enrolled in such program and has a minimum of two years of study remaining in an HR-related master’s degree program.
There is no nationality restriction.
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:
- Cover letter
- Application form
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- A minimum of two, current reference letters that address their qualifications for the fellowship
- Official or unofficial copy of transcript(s)
- Documentation to show they have been accepted to a qualified, accredited university for master’s study in HR
15 August every year.