tina L. pavlish memorial scholarship

HoCo HRS lost a beloved member of our chapter and the HR community in September of 2018. Tina was a ray of sunshine and exemplified everything that our chapter stands for. We are proud to offer a memorial scholarship in her name - education was of the utmost importance to her and she lives on through this scholarship and its recipients. 

Learn more about our $2,500 Undergraduate Scholarship


A Maryland resident majoring in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, or related major at an accredited university in the State of Maryland. Scholarships are for college-degree programs only and may not be used to attend professional development seminars. Additional eligiblity requirements include:

  • Current SHRM member (professional or student)
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program with at least one full semester remaining before graduation, or accepted and ready to begin your studies within six months
  • University is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply.
Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable.

Selection Criteria

  • 35% Commitment to/passion for the HR profession
  • 25% Volunteer, leadership and service activities
  • 20% Academic achievement
  • 20% Financial need

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The application window is now closed. Recipients will be notified of their award in May 2021.

congratulations to our 2020 scholarship recipient!

Katelyn Gould is a resident of Crofton, Maryland and attends the University of Maryland Global Campus, as an undergraduate student studying Human Resource Management. In addition to maintaining an exceptional GPA (Grade Point Average), Ms. Gould has worked with ICYPAA (International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous), where she served as the Accessibility Chair, making great strides with inclusion for the deaf community. Today, Ms. Gould is working as an HR Assistant, helping to process payroll, recruit and onboard team members, and update general policies and procedures. In the future, Ms. Gould hopes to complete her studies, become an HR Manager for a nonprofit organization, and run a small consulting firm to assist small businesses with their HR needs.