Human resources association
of treasure valley

student scholarship program

The mission of the Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is to promote opportunities for HR Professionals to Engage, Inspire and Lead. We are committed to achieving this mission partially by providing service and partnership with academic, business, legal and community organizations. In support of that mission, the organization awards two academic scholarships to individuals who are studying to begin or advance a career in Human Resources.


  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program
  • University is an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

To apply, complete all sections of the Student Scholarship Applicationand include all requested documents. Application process opens in January and applications will be accepted through March 31st, 2024The Scholarship Committee will review applications, schedule an interview with finalists, and announce the scholarship winners at an upcoming membership program.

Applications include:

  • Contact information
  • Short essay on career aspirations, education and work experience, and scholarship need
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of reference*

* Reference letters should provide insight into applicant's character, career and/or volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship. Letters may be written by work or volunteer colleagues, coaches, professors, etc. but should not come from family members. The letters can be submitted separately or with your application. They can be sent via mail to: HRATV Student Scholarship Review Committee, PO Box 1733, Boise ID 83701 OR by email to  

Additional Information

Each scholarship is a one-time award; however previous applicants and past scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable. Scholarships are for college-degree programs only, and may not be used to attend professional development seminars. Applicants who have already completed their studies are not eligible for this award and may not apply for a scholarship to cover past expenses.

For any questions regarding our student scholarships, please contact us at

Renda Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

Renda Sullivan was a graduate of Boise State University.  She was the personnel director for Intermountain Gas Company.  She was the Mayor's Committee for Hiring the Handicapped and served as a loan executive for the United Fund.  She was a past president of ASPA, a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Soroptimists. She was a past Young Business Woman of the Year in Boise.   The ASPA scholarship was renamed in her memory in 1980, when she died suddenly of natural causes at the age of 33.

David Isern Memorial Scholarship

David Isern was Senior Vice President of Sedgwick, Noble and Lowndes.  He worked as a consultant in the employee benefit field and was a long time member of the Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley.  He was an advocate of continuing education in the benefit area.  The scholarship was established the year he passed away from cancer in 1996.

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley 
SHRM Chapter #0111

P.O. Box 1733
Boise, ID 83701

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