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Scholarships & Awards

    Ann C. Edwards, SPHR Scholarships

    The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) has created two scholarships to support the continued education of our members and their children. The scholarships are named in honor of Ann C. Edwards, SPHR.

    One scholarship is dedicated to help defray educational expenses for the children of JSAHR Members. This Scholarship is awarded annually at the June meeting.  The recipient receives $1,000 to be used for  post-secondary education.

    The second scholarship is dedicated to JSAHR Members who are pursuing a formalized education, certification, or attending HR related conferences and seminars. This scholarship will be awarded annually at the June meeting.  The recipient receives $500.

    Who is Ann C. Edwards, SPHR?

    Ann is one of the founding members of JSAHR. During her tenure with JSAHR, she played a key role in building and sustaining a viable association for Human Resource professionals throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. She held numerous official titles and roles including president and long-time executive board member. While her impact continues to be felt, it is her unofficial roles for which she is best remembered- that of a mentor, advocate, educator, and friend. Her unwavering support of her chosen profession and all that it encompasses has endeared her to many people. While her accomplishments are many, her true impact is immeasurable. In 2006, Ann retired to begin the next phase of her life. As a tribute to all that she has done for JSAHR and for the Human Resources profession, the Executive Board unanimously decided to create a scholarship program in her name. It is a fitting tribute to a wonderful human being.  Ann usually attends the June meeting to personally present the scholarship to the recipients.

    Eligibility and Process

    All JSAHR members and/or their children are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicant (or his/her parent) must be a JSAHR Member for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

    There are separate applications for members and for the children of members. All applications and supporting documents must be sent via email to admin@jsahr.org.  The deadline for all applications is May 26. Only fully completed applications that are submitted on time will be reviewed. The recipient will be announced at the June meeting of JSAHR. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the selection committee.

    Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the JSAHR Chapter Administrator at  732-701-7155 or Robert P. Kane, Awards Committee Director at 732-988-1940.

     

    Check List

    Ann C. Edwards, SPHR Scholarship Program

    The following is a checklist highlighting the items to be included in the Ann C. Edwards, SPHR Scholarship application process. Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources reserves the right to request additional information, as it deems necessary.

    For JSAHR Members

    • Complete all questions on the Ann Edwards Scholarship Application for JSAHR Members, which may be found by clicking here.
    • Only completed applications will be considered.
    • Two letters of Recommendation – These should address the applicant’s professional skills within the Human Resources field.
    • The completed application and required supporting documents must be emailed to admin@jsahr.org no later than the close of business on May 26.  

     

    For Children of JSAHR Members

    • Children of JSAHR Members are defined as: natural born child, adopted child, step-child, or child for whom member is the legal guardian.
    • Complete all questions on the Ann Edwards Scholarship Application for the Children of JSAHR Members, which may be found by clicking here.
    • Only completed applications will be considered.
    • Two letters of Recommendation – These should address the applicant’s academic and extra curricula activities.
    • Proof of a 3.0 average based on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
    • The completed application and required supporting documents must be emailed to admin@jsahr.org no later than close of business on May 26.

     

    The most recent winner of the JSAHR Member Scholarship is Erika Saldutti.

    The most recent winner of the Children of JSAHR Member Scholarship is Austin Schlessinger, son of Laura Schlessinger, Corporate Director of Recruiting, Student Transportation.