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Zimmerman Scholarship

We are now accepting scholarship applications from Central Texas undergraduate and graduate students preferably pursuing a degree in human resources or a related business degree.

Karl Zimmerman played an active role in helping advance the Human Resources profession in Austin, Texas. After graduating in 1971 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he moved to Austin and was elected President of Austin Personnel Association in 1977 (now Austin SHRM). During his tenure as President, he advocated for the funding of scholarships for students seeking careers in human resources.

In 1992, the Executive Committee voted to fund two scholarships for students studying human resources. In 1994, the committee voted to name the scholarships the “Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship”
in memory of Karl, and as a tribute to his efforts to develop future human resources leaders. The committee also wanted to recognize Zimmerman’s dedication to the field of human resources. In 2017,
the AHRMA Board of Directors elected to award one $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate 

student. Over the years, thousands of scholarship dollars have been awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, and an interest in selecting a career in the field of human resources.

2023 Zimmerman Scholarship Dates:

Application Opens: September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: October 27, 2023
Recipients Notified By: December 1, 2023
Recipients Recognition: December 13, 2023

Click on the link below to apply:

Meet the 2022 Recipient!

"Thank you for the honor and opportunity to receive the Zimmerman Scholarship. It is definitely a blessing to see recognition for my hard work. I look forward to participating with the Austin SHRM chapter this coming year and hope I get a chance to meet each of you. Thank you again and I look forward to contributing to our local HR chapter." - Meredith Wong

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