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Excellence in Education Scholarship

Excellence in Education Scholarship

Excellence in Education Student Scholarship


Up to four scholarships of $1,500 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 2020 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. The application period has ended. 

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 2020-2021 school year.
  • Must be continuing classes after December 2020.
  • 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.

2020 Scholarship Recipients


Marquee Crandall

Marquee Crandall

Marquee Crandall is a senior at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Majoring in Human Resource Management, Marquee spent this summer as an intern at Liberty Mutual. Working from home on the HR Support Center Complex Team she was able to complete her entire internship remotely.

Her career goals include graduating in May 2021 with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, includes sitting for and passing the SHRM-CP exam in the Spring and will join the workforce fulltime and put her education to work.

Bradley Graham

Bradley Graham

Bradley Graham is a senior at Baylor University pursuing a major in Human Resource Management. Bradley serves as his university's SHRM student chapter Co-President and plays an active role in driving the mission of the group. Bradley also serves as President of the Hankamer Student Organization, a service group that acts as liaison between the business school student body and the dean's office.

His additional on-campus groups include BEST, a business honors capstone class, and the Christian Ethics and Leadership in Business scholarship program. Bradley's work experience includes roles with Marriott International, minor league baseball club the Round Rock Express, and community financial organization R Bank Texas.

Abigail Stewart

Abigail Stewart

Abigail Stewart is attending Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business and expects to to graduate in May 2021 with a Business Management degree and a concentration in Human Resources.

As a student at Texas Tech, she is involved in President’s Select, an organization of students Abigail is currently serving as the President for the Texas Tech SHRM Student Chapter, Vice President of Risk Management for Pi Beta Phi and was selected to serve the President’s and Chancellor’s offices. She is currently working on preparing for the GRE to pursue an MBA program upon graduation.

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