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Scholarships & Education


    Sponsored by: 

    Career Smart
    3773 Northside Drive
    Macon , Georgia 31210
    Phone: (478) 474-5552

    SHRM Middle Georgia is pleased to continue our partnership with Career Smart, one of Middle Georgia’s premiere employment agencies specializing in retention replacements, connections, technical, and managerial positions.  Much like SHRM Middle Georgia, Career Smart is dedicated to achieving excellence through both advancing and serving the profession, which makes them an ideal match for this important initiative.

    Recognized as the leading independent, internationally recognized certifying body for the Human Resources Profession, the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) requires professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practice.  SHRM Middle Georgia highly encourages its members to seek professional certification through HRCI to further demonstrate their expertise while both serving and advancing the profession.

    In support of the chapter's tradition of excellence, we offer the Career Smart HR Excellence Award, which will provide a $300 scholarship to a member that best demonstrates their commitment to excellence in advancing and serving the HR profession through certification. For information on how to prepare and register for certification, please visit the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) at


    • Applicants must be current SHRM Middle Georgia members.
    • Applicants must have attended at least 75% of the chapter's monthly meetings.
    • Applicants must be seeking PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute to qualify for consideration.
    • Applications must be submitted to President or to Secretary.
    • SHRM Board will vote on applications at August Board Meeting.
    • Winning name(s) will be announced at August general meeting.
    • Deadline to submit application and fee to HRCI is listed ar
    • Exam window for PHR/SPHR is posted on the HRCI website.