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Are you testing for PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP this winter?  
You may qualify for a scholarship up to $500!


Eligibility Requirements:

*Be an HRACC or SHRM Western Connecticut member in good standing and/or a participant in the Spring CCSU SHRM Certification Prep Class

*Be qualified and eligible to sit for the HRCI or SHRM certification

*Are (or will be) signed up to test for certification any time between 12/1/2020 through 2/15/2021

*Must be responsible for some portion of the fees associated with preparing and sitting for the certification exam.  If you receive partial reimbursement from an employer or other source, you must be personally financially responsible for up to $500 toward the balance of the overall costs for certification prep and testing after other reimbursement sources have been exhausted. 

All applications must be received by December 15, 2020.

*Please complete the Online Application Form below*

Congratulations to the previous winners of the Andy Thiede HR Professional Certification Scholarship:


Joseph Lehockey

Chelsea Golon

Jennifer Carty

Jessica Burke

Jeanette Birney

Gregory Judd

Javianna Nelson

Yvette Marciano

Turkessa Antrum

Tiffany Mohammed


Andy Thiede believes that her memberships in the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut and SHRM have significantly contributed to her career success.  She has been a member of both organizations for more than 20 years.  With a passion for Human Resources, and a desire to give back to the profession, Andy created this scholarship to help offset the expense of certification for a fellow HRACC or SHRM-WC member.  As of July 2020, she has awarded over $4,500 in scholarships.


Andy (Andrea) Thiede is an HR Consultant with KardasLarson LLC, and HRACC’s Director of Chapter Operations.  In addition to these roles, she serves as Treasurer of the SMA of Southern New England SHRM chapter, Associate Treasurer of the Connecticut SHRM State Council, Treasurer for the Tri-State SHRM Conference, and Chapter Administrator for the SHRM Western CT chapter.

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(Please respond to all of the questions - all questions must be answered to be considered for the Scholarship)