SHRM Foundation Scholarships

Certification Scholarships

HR Certification Scholarships are awarded to applicants who plan to take certification prep classes and exams proper in the year of each award. Applicants may be selected to receive HR certification scholarship to cover full tuition and kits, and it may also just cover only tuition or kits individually. HR professionals and practitioners are encouraged to apply for this award valued up to $2000 (excluding taxes and any government levies) to support their pursuit of professional HR certification as offered by SHRM and any of our partners.

Funds may be used for any combination of approved Seminars, Workshops, Certification Preparation classes or approved materials towards achieving professional HR certification. Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. Certification scholarships are awarded annually.

Those seeking HR Recertification credit are also eligible to apply for a different type of Financial Assistance for use in seminars, workshops, and conferences towards earning recertification credits.

From time to time and at the discretion of the award committee, the scholarships will emphasize all or a single aspect of the HR Development programs available in the country or region.

Application and Reference letters should be addressed to the

Selection & Awards Committee
HR Education Financial Assistance Program
Skills-Farm, 3 Adekunle Odunlami Street
Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria.

Your written application should provide insight into your character, career and professional accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship.

Academic Scholarships

Individual SHRM members may apply for this $2,000 award to support their pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate college degree. Funds may be used for any combination of tuition, books or other course-related fees. Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. Up to twenty academic scholarships may be awarded annually. Scholarships can be used only for programs in accredited institutions and for approved programs only.

Scholarship Application

To apply for this scholarship, just complete and submit the online application which includes contact information and a series of short answer questions about your professional experience and your career aspirations. You will also be asked to upload a current resume that includes your professional experience, and one letter of reference. Those who have previous work experience in other areas but now whose to have a career in HR are welcome to apply. In addition,

  • You must submit an application online or send a written application by downloading the forms here.
  • An applicant must have a valid & verifiable contact address in Nigeria at the time of Applying and using the Awards.
  • You must have an active & up to date SHRM membership valid as at the time of application until the use of the award funds. SHRM student members are not eligible for this program.
  • You must be a member of the SHRM Forum Nigeria whose membership is in good standing has not lapsed, and with no dues in arrears.
  • You must have been accepted and ready to begin your studies within six months following notification of the award. Awards can only be used for programs with in accredited institutions and for approved programs only.
  • Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

I am already certified, how do I benefit from the Scholarships?
Those seeking HR Recertification credit are also eligible to apply for a different type of Financial Assistance for use in seminars, workshops, and conferences towards earning recertification credits.
If I am selected for an award, how may I use the funds?
 Scholarship funds may be used for any combination of SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP exam fees and/or SHRM Learning Systems test preparation, including purchasing a SHRM Learning System or attending a certification preparation course offered by Skills-Farm, the approved SHRM Training Partner. Click here to learn more about HR Certification preparation options. At this time Award funds can only be utilized for SHRM HR Certification Preparation Programs and approved Learning Systems (Kits), or other seminars and workshops offered by Skills-Farm.
Which Certification Prep Classes Are Covered & Where?
An Award can be applied towards HR Certification exam preparation classes-such as the Week-Day Intensive or the Weekends-Only Certification Preparation Classes as organized in Lagos, Abuja & Port Harcourt, all in Nigeria.
Are there plans to cover non-SHRM HR Certifications?
The Selection & Awards Committee is constantly evaluating professional exams that can be covered using the Financial Assistance Program which includes the scholarship award scheme. The list of eligible HR Certification Credentials and Tests will be updated from time to time to reflect the yearnings of the HR Professionals community that we serve.

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