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SKCHRA Scholarship Program

    The South King County HR Association offers a scholarship each study
    season for one set of study materials, a $695 value.

    Achieving and maintaining professional certification in Human Resources is one way for HR professionals to elevate their standing in the profession.  To encourage professional development of its members and to recognize the efforts of members to further their careers in the Human Resources field, the South King County Chapter of SHRM has established an exciting program to provide financial assistance to those current chapter members who sit for the PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification examination offered through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

    Applicant Requirements

    • Must be a South King County HR Association Chapter Member, and National SHRM member in good standing.
    • Testing fee is not covered through applicant's employer. 
    • Must be applicant's first time certification or for certification in a new category (i.e., if a member already holds a PHR and wants to become SPHR or GPHR certified).
    • Must sign up to volunteer for a minimum of 16 hours for Chapter related activities.

    A scholarship recipient will be selected for each exam period (May/June and December/January). If there are no applicants for the May/June test period, there may be multiple recipients for the December/January testing.

    How to Apply
    Applications are available on the Seattle SHRM website and are completed online.  They will be forwarded to the SKCHRA Certification Director for review by the Scholarship Committee.  Applications should be submitted by February 17th for the May/June exam period and by September 17th for the December/January exam period. 

    Review of Applications and Award Decisions
    A scholarship committee lead by the Seattle SHRM Certification Director and comprised of three currently HRCI certified SKCHRA members in good standing will review all applications. Award decisions will be communicated to applicants by February 19th and September 19th, respectively.

    Equal Opportunity Statement
    Applicants shall be approved and selected based on merit, the availability of funds and other factors listed above, AND without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identification, religion, age, disability status, military status, political affiliation, or any other class protected by local, state and/or federal law.

    Questions regarding the Scholarship Program may be directed to the SKCHRA Certification Director at .