Supporting Future Leaders of Human Resources

Sponsored by the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, the HR Leadership Scholarship Program is designed to develop strategic leadership in human resources. Scholarships are awarded to support current and aspiring HR professionals pursuing a Human Resources Management graduate or undergraduate degree at accredited universities in the greater Washington, DC area.

The world in which we work is constantly changing and so do the roles and responsibilities of human resources professionals. Top management is looking to human resources more and more for guidance on how to deal with challenges facing their organization. Human Resources professionals must be prepared to assist and lead organizations to success.


The scholarship program is open to practicing Human Resources professionals or current students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in Human Resources Management (HRM). Students must reside in the greater Washington, DC area (e.g., Northern Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s County, District of Columbia) and be registered in an HRM program that is part of a regionally accredited, e.g., Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or North Central Association’s Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, university.

You need to provide evidence of acceptance or enrollment in an Human Resources program of study. Current students must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance, as defined by a grade point average equivalent to a “B” average.

Scholarship Guidelines

Up to three scholarships will be awarded in 2007. One scholarship is reserved for a student attending Marymount University – one of the founders of the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. The other two scholarships will be awarded to students attending an accredited university in the greater Washington, DC area.

Each scholarship will be in the amount of $3,000 and will be used towards an educational activity that will enhance the recipient’s human resources leadership capability.

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 18, 2007.

Scholarship winners will be announced prior to the Awards Gala and presented at the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington Gala on June 5, 2007.

Application Process

The application is comprised of five components:

  1. The application form
  2. A current resume
  3. A personal statement
  4. An unofficial transcript demonstrating academic performance
  5. One (1) letter of reference, which must be from a recent professor

Send completed application packages to HR Leadership Awards Executive Director, at the address below.

Your application and application materials will not be returned.

Selection Process

A panel of judges will review the complete applications. The panel will be made up of human resources professionals, including professionals in academia and recognized members of the profession representing the public and private sectors.

Selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to a career in human resources, scholastic achievement and/or successful work experience.

Once the scholarship is awarded, the recipient must be ready to begin his/her studies within six months following notification of the award.

All decisions are final.

Questions or Ready to Apply?

For more information, please contact:
Kristina M. Hopper, Executive Director
HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington
c/o Marymount University
School of Business Administration
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207-1299

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-284-1216 Fax: 703-527-1230