Each year, the Arkansas SHRM State Council awards a $1000 scholarship to an Arkansas college student who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and a commitment to a career in human resources. Applicants must be juniors at the beginning of the fall semester of the year the award is offered, have declared a major, emphasis or concentration in human resources, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduate students may also be eligible to apply, and must have a 3.5 GPA.
This award is named in honor of J.C. Cote, who was a dedicated member of the ARSHRM State Council and the Western Arkansas SHRM chapter (WAHRA). J.C. served as Chapter President of WAHRA for two years. He also represented the ARSHRM State Council as 2001 State HR Conference Chair and as West District Director. J.C. put his “heart and soul” into these roles. Through this scholarship award, the Arkansas SHRM State Council seeks to identify and reward students who characterize J.C.'s commitment to the human resources profession.