Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial 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.

2022 Zimmerman Scholarship Dates:

Application Opens: TBD

Application Deadline: TBD

Recipients Notified By: TBD

Recipients Recognition: TBD


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Meet the 2021 Recipient!


Esteban Arredondo - Concordia University Texas

Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources / Management

"I'm grateful for The Zimmerman Scholarship and the opportunities it will provide me with my current degree. I look forward to the possible doors it will open to my future career in HR. Being a recipient of this scholarship has motivated me to join the HR workforce and continue to strive to help others within the careers this field can open up the doors to."

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