AHRMA presents the Karl B. Zimmer Memorial Scholarships
Submission deadline: April 30, 2013 (see submission process below)
The Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarships provided by AHRMA each fall are named after Karl B. Zimmerman who was an outstanding Austin leader in the human resource and business community.
Karl graduated from SMU in 1971 and came to Austin in 1977 from Arkansas. For the next 20 years, he served as HR Director of Capital National Bank, Personnel Director of Stripling Blake and was Director of HR at the Texas Water Commission.
He served as President of the Austin Personnel Association in 1977 and helped form the Texas State Council, serving on the Council in 1986. As an active member of the Austin Personnel Association and the Texas State Council, he performed new officer inductions for years. In 1990, the name of the Austin Personnel Association was changed to the Austin Human Resource management Association (AHRMA).
During AHRMA’s early years, Karl actively proposed the funding of an AHRMA scholarship awards program to recognize students working towards a business degree with emphasis in the human resource curriculum. In 1992, the Executive Committee voted to fund two $500 scholarships. Since that time, AHRMA has provided thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to those students who have demonstrated academic excellence and interest in selecting a career in the human resource arena.
Karl died in 1994 and the AHRMA Executive Committee voted to the name the scholarships the “Karl B. Zimmer Memorial Scholarships” as a tribute to his dedication to the field of human resources and his efforts to develop our future HR leaders of tomorrow.
In 1998, the AHRMA Executive Committee voted to increase the scholarship awards to two (2) $2,000 scholarships – the Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship and the Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Graduate Scholarship.
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Click Here to Download the Zimmerman Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria & Application
Click Here to Download the Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship Criteria & Application