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LeRoss Parker HR Scholarship Award
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LeRoss Parker HR Scholarship

This award program recognizes SHRA members who are presently pursuing development in the field of HR. Named after the scholarship founder LeRoss Parker, a leader in HR and a former active board member committed to continuing education, the scholarship awards up to $500 to an HR professional either pursuing certification and/or participating in an HR degree program.


Who is eligible?

All SHRA members are eligible to apply for this award. The SHRA member must be eligible to pursue certification as defined by SHRM and/or HRCI as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification, SHRM Certified Professional (CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) OR obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in HR.


If you plan to OR have undertaken any of the above at some point during the year (either the Spring or the Fall testing windows or semesters) and meet the certification eligibility requirements you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

One scholarship may be awarded during the calendar year.


What criteria will SHRA use to select scholarship award recipients?

SHRA will look for an individual who is visibly committed to ongoing personal and professional development. Specifically, a person who is striving for the highest standards of professional performance in HR through certification or formal education.


How can I apply for the scholarship?

If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form (a link is located at the bottom of this page), and include a copy of your current resume, all receipts related to classes/materials AND a copy of your test/school registration form. Please and return all materials to:


Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association

Attn: LeRoss Parker HR Scholarship

P. O. Box 49374

Sarasota, FL 34230


Or, if you prefer, you may email the scholarship application to Only PDF or MS Word file attachments, please. Click here: Scholarship Application to download a copy of the scholarship application.


What is the deadline for nominations?

Completed scholarship application forms must be submitted by July 31st each year.


When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at a General Membership meeting.


Any other questions?

If you have any other questions regarding the award, please direct them to


Click here: Scholarship Application for a printable copy of the scholarship application.

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