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HRA-NCA and Catholic University of America Scholarship

HRA-NCA and Catholic University of America (CUA) have a joint partnership which provides a scholarship to an active member of HRA-NCA pursuing a PHR or SPHR certification through HRCI.  The scholarship covers tuition and the SHRM Learning System materials.  The student may use the scholarship to register to attend SHRM courses offered by CUA's Metropolitan School of Professional Studies.  More information on CUA's course offerings is available here.

Would your organization consider partnering with HRA-NCA to offer a scholarship?  Contact us!


A word from Lisa Furlong, PHR, HRA-NCA Member and winner of the March, 2013 Scholarship:  

"I wanted to take a moment to extend my sincere gratitude for selecting me as this Spring's scholarship recipient.  I am both excited and humbled by your generosity and your faith in me.  I can't wait to get started at Catholic University and look forward to sitting for the SPHR exam in May.  With this scholarship you have opened a number of doors for me and I am confident that this will result in many positive things to come.  I do hope to be able to report exciting news back to you in May, however, regardless of the outcome of my exam, I know that the knowledge and the experience I will gain from the CUA SHRM prep class will prove invaluable in my career and personal growth.  For that, I am eternally grateful."

Other Recent Winners:

October, 2012 - Michelle Boardley, HRA-NCA Member



HRA-NCA and Nonprofit HR Solutions Scholarship

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HRA-NCA and Nonprofit HR Solutions have partnered to create the Nonprofit HR Solutions Scholarship Fund (NPHRSSF).  The fund is designed to provide resources for under-resourced nonprofit HR professionals to increase the HR capacity of their organizations, maintain their professional certifications, and/or continue their education when their organizations lack the funds necessary to do so.  In doing this, HRA-NCA and Nonprofit HR Solutions hope to increase the human resources capacity of the Washington, DC-based non-profit sector and thereby create an environment where individual organizations and their HR leaders can more effectively respond to the needs of the communities they serve.

Who is eligible?  HRA-NCA members in good standing who currently work for non-profit organizations.

A word from LaTonya Carter, PHR, HRA-NCA member and winner of the first award (2010):

"It is truly an honor to be awarded one of the first scholarships from HRA-NCA and Nonprofit HR Solutions.  Through this scholarship, I was able to enroll in the SHRM Learning System course at Catholic University and prepare for the PHR Certification Exam.  I am eternally grateful to have experienced this wonderful opportunity.  Thanks to HRA-NCA and Nonprofit HR Solutions, I am now a PHR-certified professional!"