FBA student Awarded $2,500 Scholarships from Human Resources Foundation

Josephine Ngo, a management student at Cal State Fullerton who was awarded the PHIRA scholarship.

Josephine Ngo

Josephine Ngo ’20 and Phuong Nguyen ’20, both Cal State Fullerton Mihaylo College management majors, were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Professionals in Human Resources Association Foundation. 

Two Cal State Fullerton management students concentrating in human resources were among the honorees for the 2018 Professionals in Human Resources Association (PHIRA) scholarship, which recognizes students seeking careers in human resources.

Phuong Nguyen, a Cal State Fullerton management student, is a recipient of the PHIRA human resources scholarship for 2018.

Phuong Nguyen

The two Mihaylo College honorees – Josephine Ngo ’20, an enforcement operative of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, and Phuong Nguyen ’20, a language intern at the Cal State Fullerton National Resource Center for Asian Languages who looks forward to an HR assistant role at McKinley Children’s Hospital beginning in January 2019 – will use the funding of $2,500 each to support their spring 2019 tuition. Both students, who shared this year’s annual full-time undergraduate award, are active in Cal State Fullerton’s Society of Excellence in Human Resources (SEHR), a student club providing professional development and networking for aspiring HR professionals.

“The PHIRA scholarships are competitive and awarded based on academic achievement, community service and a commitment to the HR profession,” says Shaun Pichler, associate professor of management specializing in human resources. “That two awardees are from Mihaylo speaks to the caliber of our students, the rigor of our academic programs, and our students’ commitment to leadership and service.”

The PIHRA Foundation annually awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 for undergraduates, graduate students and entrants into the field. While the application period has closed for 2018, the foundation looks forward to Cal State Fullerton applicants for next year. More information is available here.

For more information on opportunities in human resources, including a concentration devoted specifically to this field, visit the Department of Management online or call 657-278-2251.