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Awards & Scholarships

Texas Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

Sponsored by HSABank

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Volunteers are an integral part of and a vital asset to the continued success of the Texas SHRM affiliated chapters. The award is to recognize those whose volunteer efforts and impact are exemplary in serving the Human Resources community in the State of Texas. The honoree is awarded an HRSouthwest Conference student sponsorship donated in the honoree’s name, Full HRSouthwest Conference Registration and up to 3 nights lodging, a personalized recognition plaque presented on stage during Conference General Session, recognition on The HRSouthwest Conference website.

Texas Volunteer Leader of the Year Requirements

  • Nominee must be an active SHRM affiliated chapter Board member or Texas SHRM Board member 
  • Nominee has consistently and significantly contributed to the chapter or Texas SHRM and has volunteered his or her services time-after-time to the service of the chapter or Texas SHRM
  • This individual has an outstanding record of participation in the Chapter or Council 
  • Their active dedication and enthusiasm demonstrate unparalleled commitment to the advancement of our profession through their hours of volunteerism

Nomination Process and Timeline

Any SHRM affiliated chapter member may submit a nominee using the Award Nomination Form. Submit all forms to denaculpepper@att.net. Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2017. Results will be announced no later than August 15, 2017. Current HRSWC Board members are not eligible for this award.

Past Winners Of The Texas Volunteer Leader of the Year


Excellence in Education Student Scholarship

Up to 4 scholarships of $1000 plus the net proceeds from the Silent Auction will be awarded to qualified students. In addition, the students will receive a complimentary registration to the 2016 Conference and up to three nights lodging (shared room). Award winners will be selected based upon their academic standing, involvement in their community and campus, and by recommendations of their professors, advisors, and/or employers. All scholarship applications are due no later than May 15, 2017.

Excellence in Education Student Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicant must be a full or part-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Full-time undergraduates must carry a minimum of 12 semester hours.
    • Part-time undergraduates must carry a minimum of 6 semester hours and not more than 11.5 hours.
    • Full-time graduate students must carry a minimum of 6 semester hours.
    • Part-time graduate students must carry a minimum of 3 semester hours and not more than 5.5 semester hours.
  • Must be at least a junior standing at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Must be continuing classes after December 2017
  • Part-time students must work at least 25 hours per week, preferably in an HR related profession.
  • Must be a member of an affiliated SHRM chapter in the Southwest Central Region during the current academic year.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have declared a major in Human Resource Management or in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources.
  • Graduate applicants must be enrolled in a master’s or doctorate degree program and clearly pursuing an emphasis are in Human Resources or Human Resources-related program.
  • Consideration will be given to students who are unable to declare a major in Human Resource Management but can clearly show they are pursuing education in the HR field and are actively involved in a SHRM chapter.
  • Carry an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Not a previous recipient of the Excellence in Education Scholarship.

Excellence in Education Student Scholarship Application Process

Please submit an electronic application and mail supporting documentation no later than May 15, 2017, to:  

The HRSouthwest Conference
Excellence in Education Scholarship
5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244

Past Recipients of The Excellence in Education Student Scholarship

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