Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship Program

Great news! We've extended the application deadline for the 2017 Scholarships to April 10, 2017!

While the HR Symposium serves as a valuable educational and networking forum, our main goal is to further advance the development of the Human Resources profession through sponsorship of The Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship program. The HR Symposium is a non-profit organization, and our planning team is made up of 100% volunteers. That means these scholarships are made possible through generous donations and your registration fees. 

To date, over $400,000 has been awarded to deserving students pursuing HR-related degrees. In 2016 alone, we awarded $39,000 in scholarships -- a new record!

The scholarship is open to qualifying students majoring in undergraduate level human resources (or related fields), as well as current human resources professionals who are continuing their education by obtaining additional HR certification or are in a graduate level program majoring in human resources, organizational development, or business administration. This scholarship program is only available to students living in Northern California, but they can be obtaining a degree from a university anywhere in the United States. Newly certified professionals, currently enrolled students, as well as December 2016 graduates and May 2017 graduates, are eligible to apply.

Please refer to the 2017 Scholarship Application Information & Instructions, which includes required components of the Scholarship Application Package.


Apply here!


If you would like to make a donation to our scholarship program, click the Donate button below. A new page will open and from there you will enter a donation amount. Click "update total" and proceed to make a payment with either PayPal or a credit card. Thank you!


2016 Scholarship Winners


Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Award Winners!

$30,000 was awarded in 2016 to the following recipients:


Mattson Hill - MBA (HR Focus) - St. Mary's College

 Karen Andrade - BS in Business / HR - Cal State Monterey Bay

Franziska Schopf - BS in Business / HR - San Jose State University

Manali Dutta Chowdhury - MS in HR - Golden Gate University

Emily Le - MS Industrial /Org Psych - San Jose State University

Sabrina Zare - MS in HR - Golden State University

Michelle Siller

Michelle  Siller - MS Org Development - University of San Francisco (Won in 2009 for BS degree)

Julie Embree -BS in Business/HR - Cal State Stanislaus (Not in picture)


Lyn's Legacy

Lyn's Legacy

Lyn Boone was one of the early members of the HR Symposium Steering Committee, served as its chairperson, and later became a member of Human Resources, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Lyn's distinguished career included roles as Intel’s Corporate Staffing Manager, Lee Hecht Harrison’s Vice President of Client Relations and Cadence Design Systems’ Senior Staffing Manager. It was during this time Lyn took ill and ultimately left her legacy.