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Student Scholarship Opportunities


***Please note the deadline to apply for 2020 Scholarships is October 1, 2020! 


Each year, the Delaware SHRM Chapter is pleased to award scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit a promising future in the HR Profession. Scholarships are awarded at the annual Delaware State HR Conference and Expo held in November each year.

In 2019, Delaware SHRM awarded $2500 scholarships to three deserving students attending Delaware colleges. To be considered, each student had to meet specific requirements as well as submit a 3-minute video solving a human resource challenge. The following students won the 2019-2020 scholarship awards:

  • Saray Lopez
  • Alanna Weiss
  • Lauren Bambach

Congratulations to all our scholarship award winners! 


Apply Now for a Student Scholarship


The Delaware Society for Human Resource Management (DESHRM) is pleased to invite students to apply for the 2020 -2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference and Expo held on November 2-4, 2020.

The Delaware Chapter of SHRM is the premier human resources association for The First State. Since 1974, we have provided members with professional development, relevant HR information, legislative updates, and networking opportunities that stimulate professional growth and enhance workplace contributions. One of our main objectives is to provide a wide range of educational sessions, programs and other activities that allow members to develop and enhance their expertise in the various functional areas that constitute human resource management. Because our emphasis is on education, this year we have chosen to provide $2,500 scholarships to students majoring in Human Resources or a related program.


Who is Eligible?
  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a Human Resources degree program or a related program with a 2.75 GPA or above.
  • Graduate students currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program and clearly pursuing an emphasis area in Human Resources or a related program with a 3.5 GPA or above.

All Applicants Must:
  • Either live or work in Delaware or be enrolled at a Delaware College or University.
  • Be enrolled in a Human Resources or related degree program and continuing their education during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Be able to promote Delaware SHRM activities or assists with special projects.
  • Become a Delaware SHRM member after graduation.


To Apply: 

The following components are required to apply. Please submit all components to Dan Bloom, at by October 1, 2020.

  • Completed application 
  • One letter of recommendation from faculty member (up to 2 letters).
  • One letter of recommendation from an HR professional or community leader (up to 2 letters).
  • Resume, including your education, employment history, and volunteer activities.
  • Official college transcript (requirement is a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale) (3.5 for graduate applicants).
  • Provide a, single-spaced 1-page document telling us about yourself (see instructions below). 
  • Submit an essay (see instructions below). 

Document Requirements: 

Provide a, single-spaced 1-page document using a 12-point font to share the following:

  • Explain your objective in pursuing your degree and how winning this scholarship will support this objective.
  • What do you hope to achieve as a result of obtaining your degree?
  • Tell us about our hobbies, volunteer activities, and interests.
  • Please share how the scholarship will benefit you or how you will utilize it in your educational achievements.  

Essay Requirement:

Provide a 1-2 page essay (single-spaced) using a 12-point font) that describes your thoughts on how Human Resource Professionals can add value to their organizations in the current business climate, in particular, during the COVID-19 pandemic and need for change in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

***Please note the deadline to apply for 2020 Scholarships is October 1, 2020! 


The Delaware SHRM Scholarship committee will review all packages and provide feedback in late October. We will consider your passion for the HR field, commitment to a career in human resources, your essay response to the topic, and scholastic average and standing. We also will consider the total achievements and need of each applicant. We recognize that strength in one area could outweigh deficiency in another.

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P.O. Box 251
Hockessin, DE 19707

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