Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Scholarship for Excellence in HR Profession

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HR Metrics and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) share a deep commitment to promoting human resource management practices that contribute to the success of today’s organizations, making them better places to work. Both share a belief that the way to improve workforce management practice is to compliment and publicize HR professionals who strive to achieve the highest standard of professional excellence for creating a positive impact through HRM initiatives. The HR Professional Excellence Certifications Scholarship Award has been designed with this objective in mind.

The HR Metrics will award 1 scholarship per year to assist HR professionals in obtaining their SHRM certification. SHRM members may apply for this US $ 885 award to support their pursuit of professional SHRM-CP certification.  Learn more about SHRM Certifications.

  • Application Deadlines:  1 Apr 2017 – 31 Oct 2017
  • Scholarship will be announced by 10 Nov 2017

Funds may be used for preparation-such as SHRM Certification Preparatory tools

Who is Eligible?

To be considered for this scholarship:

  • You must be an HR professional engaged primarily in an operational role—implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions.
  • HR professionals with entry level to 5 years of experience can apply.
  • You must have a current SHRM Forum membership to apply for an award and the membership must be active throughout the year in which you receive the award. Final semester HR students enrolled in Master degree having concentration in HR are also eligible to apply.
  • You must be preparing to sit for the SHRM-CP certification exam.

SHRM-CP Certification Scholarship Winner 2016

Muhammad Ehtisham Khan: Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Officer, Ovex Technologies Islamabad

Why I opted for SHRM-SCP Certification?

SHRM is a global society of human resource management that works as a gateway to success in the field of human resource management. To become successful in HR field, this was a must have certification for me. I have opted for SHRM as it will help me in learning more about the HR world and how to apply best HR practices. This will also improve my decision-making skills. I am very enthusiastic and motivated for this certification because the course outline and the content of SHRM is having a cutting edge, their content is more advanced and this developed more interest in this certification. This certification will be my biggest accomplishment of my HR career and it will result in massive success. As I will be acknowledged and recognized as a qualified HR professional having knowledge of all HR functions. And this will be only possible by SHRM certification.

My Accomplishments

My major accomplishments are that throughout my education I have been top performer. I am a Gold medalist in Masters in Human Resource Management with the highest GPA in my entire batch of Masters at SZABIST University Islamabad campus. I secured 3.68 CGPA and scored 11 A grads out of 12 subjects. I am the only student having highest marks in all HR subjects which is why I am the only Gold Medalist.

I was awarded Silver Medal in Tug of War during my time with Air University. I am Silver Medalist, Cultural Night Air University Student’s Week 2014 and was also finalist in the All Pakistan Brand Wars, LUMS which makes me a standout student with a lot of accomplishments. I have also successfully managed events of WWF Pakistan as well as their Brand Ambassador where I organized their WWF Natural Carnival 2014, Earth Hour 2014 and was also pioneer of WWF Eco Internship Program for my Air University as a Green University.

In my organization, Ovex Technologies (Pvt.) LTD, I was promoted to Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Officer during short span of time and got increment based on excellent performance.