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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 2016 NEHRA Annual Conference.

Please complete the contact information below to begin the application process.  Next, submit your application including all required attachments listed below, to the NEHRA office by August 19, 2016. Notification will be provided to each applicant by September 9, 2016. Finalists will be interviewed in Boston.


The 2016 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 on to accept their award and give a brief acceptance speech.


Required Attachments

Please scan and email to, mail to 490 Virginia Road, Suite 32, Concord, MA 01742 or fax to 781-237-8745

  1. A resume including descriptions of community service
  2. A transcript, including GPA (a copy is suitable)
  3. Two letters of recommendation which describe your qualifications as defined by the award criteria
  4. A personal essay of no more than 750 words telling us why you are interested in a career in the Human Resources profession.



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