Students Seeking Financial Support

Students Seeking Financial Support

All interested students should have an opportunity to experience a SHRM Student Case Competition and Career Summit. SHRM-affiliated professional chapters and state councils realize the importance of student attendance because of each event’s educational programming, Case Competition and opportunities for networking—and many are willing (and able) to support students financially so they can attend.

Students are encouraged to reach out to their local SHRM affiliate for support. Prior to contacting an affiliate, take a moment to review the total attendance cost to best determine where financial assistance is needed most. 

Local professional chapters and state councils may be able to assist with expenses related to:

  • Housing. Determine how many students from the college/university plan to attend and the number of guest rooms needed (including taxes).
    Note: Most students share rooms to keep costs down.
  • Registration. Determine the total cost for each student to attend the Career Summit and to register for a Case Competition, if applicable.
    Note: SHRM student members receive a discount on the Career Summit registration fee.
  • Travel. There are many ways to travel to an event: plane, car, bus, train or 18-passenger van, for example. Include such considerations as cost of gas and tolls or cost of tickets and baggage fees in the estimate.
  • Meals. Most meals during the two-day event are included with the Career Summit registration. Friday night dinner and Saturday night dinner (if you stay over Saturday) will not be covered.

Not sure how to contact your local professional chapter or state council?

The sites listed below identify the chapter president or state council director for each professional SHRM affiliate, along with contact information.

If your local SHRM chapter is unable to support you financially, make sure you reach out to your state council.

  • For a list of SHRM-affiliated local professional chapters by state, click here.
  • Find the State Councils in your Region, click here.

Need help reaching out to a SHRM-affiliated professional chapter or state council?

SHRM has a team of Field Services Directors (staff members assigned to various states) who can help you connect. Locate your Field Services Director by state by clicking here.