In August 2021, the CXR Foundation established a new $10,000 scholarship fund intended to support the post-secondary education of the children of talent professionals or talent professionals who are pursuing advanced degrees.
“The CXR Foundation wants to support our community of talent acquisition and talent management professionals in a variety of meaningful ways.” states CXR Foundation President, Chris Hoyt. “While we are certainly excited about our delivery of Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters, research projects, and the upcoming release of Project 1ne, the board wanted to make an impact on a more personal level. Thus, the idea of a scholarship was born.”
The next submission process opens in January with the scholarship being awarded in May. The only requirement will be that the recipient is the child of someone who works in the professions of talent acquisition or talent management OR a talent professional pursuing an advanced degree. Graduating high school seniors and current college/university students are invited to apply. For this first scholarship, the board selected a student they knew was focused on a similar mission.
“It was a huge surprise to learn that I was receiving this scholarship,” notes the recipient, Emily (last name held at her request). A junior at Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Emily is studying public policy with a concentration in urban policy. “I want to help build better communities and expand the way our urban communities serve people. It was pretty exciting to learn that the CXR Foundation started by supporting local communities and continues to build and support communities in the world of talent. I’m proud to be associated with them and thrilled to receive this year’s scholarship.”
Submission form and instructions will be posted at cxr.foundation/scholarship/ in January 2022.