As the premiere organization uniquely devoted to military-related human resources, the Military Human Resource Foundation (MHRF) offers scholarships that support the foundation’s goal of improving the knowledge and practice of military-related human resources.

About Scholarships

The foundation offers one $250 scholarship per quarter.  The scholarship award includes $250, a plaque, and a press announcement recognizing the scholarship award.

The purpose of the award is to support improvements to the knowledge and practice of military-related human resources.  As such, the scope of the award is broad-based.  Topics may include conventionally expected areas such as pay, compensation, hiring, recruiting, transition, career development or support, professional development, training and the like, but also less conventional support including mental health, support to military family members, support to veterans, fitness/wellness, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity, decadent affairs/mortuary, legal support, and other areas.

Who is Eligible

To be considered for a MHRF scholarship:

Pursuing an undergraduate, masters or doctorate degree in an broadly HR-related field (includes business, psychology, organizational development, etc.) through an accredited institution of higher learning. Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable. Scholarships are for college degree programs only, and may not be used to attend professional development seminars.

Each scholarship is a one-time award.  However, previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Employees or board members of the Military Human Resource Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for Military Human Resource Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.

How to Apply

To apply for a MHRF scholarship, submit an application following the criteria below.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be selected primarily on merit. Scholarship applications are reviewed and scored by the MHRF Board of Directors. All decisions of the Board are final.

Selection criteria include:

  • Past volunteer or work history (10 years maximum) related to support for military-related human resources.
  • Current volunteer service or work
  • Purpose for requesting the scholarship, i.e., description of what you are working to achieve.

Applicants selected for an award will be required to provide a Social Security number or tax ID number and evidence of acceptance or enrollment in a broadly HR-related degree program prior to receiving their scholarship.


Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2014 for awards in the second quarter of calendar year 2014.  All applicants will be notified of the scholarship results by April 15, 2014. Scholarship checks will be distributed by April 30, 2014, after receipt of tax ID and enrollment verification.