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College Relations

    PCHRA is proud to serve as a mentoring organization for the Kent State University Student HR Association.  Some of the programs and services provided to our student members include:

    • The PCHRA Scholarship Program
    • The PCHRA Professional Support Program 
    • The Ohio HR Games
    • Information on SHRM Foundation Grants and Awards

      PCHRA Academic Scholarship Program

      The Portage County Human Resources Association chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (PCHRA) is accepting applications for PCHRA Scholarship Award.  

      2024 scholarship application description document: Download Here 
      2024 scholarship application cover scheet: Download Here 

      PCHRA Professional Support Program

      PCHRA's goal for our University Relations is to build a collaborative relationship with the students, advisors and officials from our partnering Colleges and Universities. In addition, we will provide educational resources geared towards the professional development students.

      Students who need support and resources to aid them in their professional careers, or advisors and officials interested in the development of students please feel free to contact the College Relations Director by email at 

      Examples of resources provided:

      • Resume building workshops
      • Interviewing preparation
      • Professional speakers for your student chapter meetings or classes
      • Networking guidance
      • Internship opportunities

      Ohio HR Games

      information about the Ohio HR Games is pending.

      SHRM Foundation Scholarship and Grant Programs

      SHRM Foundation and SHRM work hard to support and celebrate everyone who makes up the HR profession from students to emerging professionals to seasoned leaders. To do that, each year, SHRM Foundation: 

      • Provides over $400,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying the field of HR. 
      • Provides over $200,000 in grants for emerging and established HR professionals seeking to advance their existing career in HR through conference attendance, credentialing, or certification. 
      These scholarships are for SHRM Student members.  For more information about the SHRM Foundation Scholarship and Grant Programs select this link: SHRM Foundation