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    Florida Keys SHRM is a non-profit organization.  The majority of the funds we collect in dues and sponsorships go right back to our members and our community. 

    We do this through our annual Scholarship, HR Florida Conference Scholarship, our annual donation to the SHRM Foundation and our donations to local charities.

    The application process for the 2023 Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship is now open.

    Judy Hobbs was a local entrepreneur and founding member of the Monroe County Personnel Association, which is now the Florida Keys Society for Human Resource Management (FLKSHRM). During her lifetime she was dedicated to the career success of young people who wanted to excel in business.  Upon her passing her mother donated funds to the FLKSHRM to create a scholarship trust fund in her memory.

    The FLKSHRM will award a scholarship in memory of Judy Hobbs to a college bound Key West High School (KWHS) senior seeking a degree in Human Resources and/or Business Management.  This scholarship may be used at any college or university, but the applicant must be a current KWHS senior in good standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    To apply, please pick up an application packet from the KWHS College Advisor.

    Completed applications are due no later than Thursday, March 16, 2023.



    Community Collaborations

    In June 2021 we held a donations drive for the Animal Farm at the Monroe County's Sherriff's Office.  Our members brought in donations in the form of food, such as celery, grapes, etc. as well as monetary donations, to help support the Animal Farm, which is run entirely on donations.

    In March 2020 we partnered with Samuel's House for a "Clothes for Careers" drive benefiting Samuel's House clients. Our members brought in bags full of gently worn women's clothing to our February meeting. 

    HR Florida Conference & Expo 2022 Scholarship

    This year's recipient of Florida Keys SHRMs scholarship to the HR Florida Conference & Expo is Daniella Delucia, Certification Specialist with the Monroe County School District (MCSD).  

    Daniella started her career with the MCSD about 5 years ago as the Upper Keys HR Specialist. She was promoted to her current position in May 2021. Prior to being hired on at the school district Damiella worked as an HR Coordinator for Islamorada Resort Company.  She earned her SHRM CP in February 2019.

    Daniella holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Florida. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa (an academic award, not to be confused with a sorority!).  

    Daniella is born and raised in Tavernier, and graduated from Coral Shores High School.  Her passions are driving around in her boat, spearfishing, scuba diving, etc.

    Every year Florida Keys SHRM offers a scholarship the annual Florida HR Conference to a FLKSHRM member, advancing the HR profession. Daniella Deluccia is a two time FLKSHRM Scholarship winner. 

    Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship

    We are excited to share that the 2022 Florida Keys SHRM high school scholarship has been awarded to Rosa Nafrere and Chole Knowles.

    Scholarship Chair Julio J. Torrado (right) recently presented the 2022 Judy Hobbs Memorial Scholarship, on behalf of the Florida Keys Society for Human Resource Management (FKSHRM), to Key West High School graduating seniors Rosa Nafrere (center) and Chole Knowles (left). Ms. Nafrere received a $250 scholarship and will be attending the University of South Florida where she plans to major in Business Management. Ms. Knowles received a $750 scholarship and will be attending the University of Central Florida where she plans to major in Business Management/Accounting. 

    Every year FLKSHRM  awards a $1,000 Human Resources Professional Scholarship to a high school student seeking a degree in Human Resources or Business. Applicants are required to provide a 200-300 word essay describing his/her professional goals and explain why he/she has chosen the Human Resources or business field.  Applicants are also required to provide a recommendation from a faculty member of the high school. Each year, student applicants are interviewed and a deserving student is chosen.

    Judy Hobbs was a local entrepreneur and founding member of our organization who, during her lifetime, was dedicated to the career success of young people who wanted to excel in business. In 1989 Judy Hobbs passed away.  After her passing Judy’s mother donated funds to create a perpetual scholarship in Judy's name, to be awarded annually by the Monroe County Personnel Association (MCPA),  now known as the Florida Keys Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (FLKSHRM).

    For more information or to submit an application for this scholarship award, please contact our Scholarship Chair Julio Torrado at 305-295-1023.

    SHRM Foundation

    Florida Keys SHRM has consistently received Champion designation in recognition of its exceptional support of the SHRM Foundation.

    The SHRM Foundation's mission is to mobilize the power of HR and activate the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting all things work.

    The Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals. 

    The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    To support this work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign through which it receives support from SHRM chapters, state councils, individuals, corporations and others.  That financial support is vital to ensuring that the SHRM Foundation can continue its important work.

    To view SHRM Foundation’s current initiatives visit