The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta (CPHR Alberta) is the professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice. With chapters in all major cities in Alberta, CPHR Alberta is the third largest HR association in Canada representing over 6,000 members. CPHR Alberta is the exclusive certifying body in Alberta for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation; the standard for HR professionals in Canada. The CPHR demonstrates HR expertise, experience and ethical management of today's human capital.
CPHR Alberta actively promotes the use of the professional designation and encourages hiring practices that recognize the CPHR certification. In addition, CPHR Alberta serves as a spokesperson on human resources issues in the province of Alberta and represents the membership on issues at the provincial, national and international level.
Since its inception in 1984, CPHR Alberta has benefited from the enthusiastic support of the HR community and makes it a priority to support future HR professionals through scholarships and bursaries granted through post-secondary educational programs across Alberta.
The award has been established with yearly funding from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta to assist individuals in acquiring the knowledge and skills required of Human Resources practitioners.
Number: One per year
Application Deadline: May 1
- Enrolled in University of Calgary's Human Resources Management Certificate program.
- Academic standing (grade of C or better) in a minimum of four courses toward the Human Resource Management Certificate program.
- Leadership or extra-curricular activities as a student or in the community.
- Two reference letters are required.
Note: Students can apply for both the CPHR Alberta and Kay Pringle Scholarships, but are only eligible to receive one.