Certification Scholarship

Program Overview and Eligibility

The BNHRA, in conjunction with the Canisius Center for Professional Development (CPD), will award one active BNHRA Member a scholarship towards the current seminar fees at the time of enrollment, toward either the cost of the PHR/SPHR (Fall 2016) or SHRM CP/SHRM SCP (Spring 2017) certification prep program. Applicants must be working in some facet of HR.

This scholarship is a onetime award and must be redeemed as outlined or it will be null and void. Once you are registered for the course, you must complete the course in its entirety or you will be responsible for repaying the full value of the course at the current seminar fees at the time of enrollment.

Deadline to apply:

July 1, 2016


All BNHRA members that are active at the time of the application submission deadline are eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria:

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • 40% Work experience/progression (HR involvement)
  • 40% Volunteer work to advance HR profession
  • 20% Financial need 

Application Process:

Complete the application below, email, or mail to:
Julie Kniery | BNHRA Certification Director
32 Ward Road
N. Tonawanda, NY 14120

If mailing, applications must be post-marked by July 1, 2016.

SHRM Learning System Course Scholarship Application Form

  General HR Knowledge
  Fall 2016 (HRCI-PHR/SPHR)
  Spring 2017 (SHRM-SCRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)

Other Required Documentation:

  In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to provide proof of information provided with this application, if requested. Falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship awarded including an obligation to repay all funds disbursed. This application becomes the property of BNHRA.

The BNHRA, Canisius CPD, and Canisius College do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin, or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.