HRM Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships and awards available to Human Resource Management undergraduate students are listed below. Please email scholarships@smlr.rutgers.edu if you are interested in applying to be considered for a scholarship or fellowship.

*Limited funding available*


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Ann and Martin Finegold were lifelong learners who sacrificed their own formal education and careers when they came to the U.S. to insure that their children and grandchildren could take full advantage of the educational opportunities available. This scholarship is intended to assist recent immigrants or their children to complete their degrees at SMLR.

Scholarships are to be awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate students who are recent immigrants or children of immigrants in order to complete their degrees at SMLR. The award will be based on academic merit as determined by University rules in effect on the date of the award.

Special considerations: Recent immigrants or children of immigrants; full-time student

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The purpose of this fund is to establish a scholarship based on the criteria set forth below in memory of Natalie Woerthmann, Director of Human Resources at Publicis Health who passed away in 2017. Natalie was a passionate supporter of the practice of human resource management, with a deep connection to Rutgers SMLR. She actively attended its career fairs and advocated for its students. This scholarship celebrates Natalie’s purpose for inspiring and educating the next generation of HR leaders and also affirms Publicis Health’s dedication and appreciation for human resources personnel as business partners.

Qualified students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate sophomores or juniors in the HRM Department of SMLR with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Contingent upon COVID circumstances, recipients will qualify to be first priority among candidates for student programming at Publicis Health. Awards are not renewable. A demonstrated interest in the health field would be appreciated but is not a requirement for consideration.

Special considerations: sophomores and juniors

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Pamela Sue Schmidt was a bright and energetic undergraduate at the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) whose life was tragically cut short on March 13, 2011 at the age of just 22. Pamela was set to graduate that May with a joint B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Psychology. She was very excited to have been accepted into the School's top-ranked MHRM program. In her brief life, Pamela touched the lives of hundreds of people, always seeking ways to bring together family and friends and to assist others in need; she took particular joy in finding scholarships to help fellow students.  SMLR proudly established the Pamela Sue Schmidt Student Award for Outstanding Service to the Community to recognize and remember Pamela's legacy.

This award is given annually to the SMLR undergraduate who has had the most positive impact on the community either within the School, across Rutgers, or outside the University, so that they may continue their studies at SMLR.  Scholarships are open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in SMLR.

Special considerations: Student who has had a positive impact on the community within SMLR, across Rutgers, or outside the University

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Professor Dick Beatty is an esteemed professor and scholar in the field of Human Resource Management, and prior to his retirement was on the faculty of SMLR for many years. In honor of his commitment to SMLR and upon his 25-year tenure with the school, Biogen IDEC, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp., Ms. Michele Bolden, the Ingersol Rand Foundation, and the Lockheed Martin Foundation created an endowed fellowship that celebrates the contributions Professor Beatty has made to educating leaders in the field of Human Resource Management, building effective organizations and creating value in HR.

Fellowships will be awarded to full time undergraduate, masters, PhD, or postdoctoral students on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest in obtaining a global human resource management experience, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Fellowships may be used for domestic study or domestic or international internship experiences, as recommended by the faculty committee.

Special considerations: Demonstrated interest in obtaining a global human resource management experience

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The endowed scholarship will honor the commitment of SMLR alumni to raise the profile of SMLR and support current students. The scholarship also acknowledges that SMLR Alumni recognize the School as a center of excellence in human resource management as well as labor studies and employment relations education.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to full-time graduate and/or undergraduate students enrolled in SMLR based on academic merit.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

This is a general support fund for all SMLR students across both departments, and includes merit-based awards and awards to students who demonstrate financial need.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021