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William B. Leonard Scholarship Submission Form

In recognition of his 25 years of service to the Society for Human Resource Management, 
his coverage of important HR issues and events, and his dedication to the HR profession, 

the North Carolina SHRM State Council presents the William B. Leonard Scholarship

toward the pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources.


AWARD: Each year a scholarship will be awarded to 2 students, up to $500 each.


QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant must:


¨      Be a current SHRM student member in good standing

¨      Be a current undergraduate member of an affiliated SHRM Student Chapter

¨      Be an active full-time student at the time of the award


APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete the online nomination form and submit it and all required documentation no later than May 31st. 


¨       Required documentation:

o        No more than a two page overview of your Human Resources interests, including, for example, HR classes taken or scheduled to take, student chapter positions held, and completed or current internships.  You might also include information regarding your extra-curricular activities and community service.

o        A copy of your current transcript confirming GPA

o        Two written recommendations supporting your character and achievements as outlined in your two page overview. One recommendation MUST be from your student chapter advisor or a Human Resources professor within your school.


Please email all supporting documentation to