NEHRA believes that the cultivation and support of the next generation of HR leaders is extremely important. To that end, we award $15,000 in scholarships every year to college students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Fred Foulkes Scholarship for Academic Excellence

This special scholarship is presented in honor of Fred Foulkes, Director of the HR Policy Institute and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University, and Senior Advisor to NEHRA, and is awarded annually as part of the Future Stars in HR Program. Applicants MUST be full-time graduate student at an accredited New England college or university. The selected recipient will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the Awards Celebration, held during the 2017 NEHRA Annual Conference.

To apply, please click here to complete the application form, including your resume, copy of your transcript, (2) letters of recommendation, and a personal essay of no more than 750 words answering the questions: What does diversity mean to you? How do you promote diversity in your community or school, and how would you propose to enhance diversity in the future?\



Please click here to complete the application, including all required attachments listed below by May 31, 2017. Notification will be provided to each applicant by July 10, 2017. Finalists will be interviewed in Boston.

The 2017 Scholarship Award will be presented during NEHRA's Annual Conference at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. The winners will be asked to attend the Awards Celebration to accept their award and give a brief acceptance speech.

Required Attachments
The application will require you to upload (1) a copy of your resume, (2) a personal essay of no more than 750 words explaining your interest in a career in Human Resources, and (3) your transcript including GPA (a copy is suitable).  


The Fred Foulkes Scholarship for Academic Excellence is generously funded by contributions from individuals and organizations. Thank you for your support.


If you are looking to contribute in any amount, please click here to do so.

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