New $5,000 Scholarship Honors the Memory of HR Leader

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 27, 2018) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) today announced the creation of the Natalie Woerthmann Memorial Scholarship to honor a human resources professional and friend of the school who passed away in 2017. Her longtime employer, communications agency Publicis Health, has generously committed $25,000 to support an annual scholarship for five years. SMLR is now accepting applications for the first $5,000 award.

Natalie Woerthmann (left), shown with her husband
Jeff, daughter Jenna, and son Andrew, was a
passionate supporter of SMLR. Jenna earned a
B.A. in Human Resource Management in 2018.

“Natalie was a passionate supporter of the human resources profession and she had a deep connection to our school, routinely attending our career fairs and advocating for our students,” said Adrienne Eaton, Dean of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. “This scholarship celebrates her passion for inspiring and educating the next generation of HR leaders. It also affirms Publicis Health’s commitment to human resources and to our important work at SMLR.”

The scholarship is open to SMLR undergraduate sophomores and juniors with a declared major in Human Resource Management and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To qualify, applicants must submit the following materials to Director of Development Divine Tabios ( no later than October 26, 2018:

  • A short essay describing your career aspirations and interest in HR. Please use one-inch margins and 12-point font. Do not exceed one page.
  • Proof of your GPA
  • Your contact information

The winner will receive a scholarship award of $5,000, applied to his or her term bill in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive top priority among candidates for a paid Summer 2019 internship at Publicis Health’s offices in New York City, Philadelphia, or Yardley, Pa. In August, Way Up named Publicis Health one of the top 100 internships in the U.S.

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