Marymount Graduate Student Wins Scholarship From HRLA

Nina Maiwand of Falls Church, a Marymount University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, will receive a $4,000 scholarship from the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (HRLA). She is one of three recipients. The others are Zina Wilkes of Strayer University and Jennifer Amaechi of Georgetown University.

HRLA promotes and advances excellence in the HR profession in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Established in 2001, the awards celebrate outstanding service and strategic vision in the areas of organizational leadership, risk-taking, innovation, vision, communication, service to the broader community and commitment to ethical behavior. The scholarships to outstanding rising HR professionals are an important part of the organization’s efforts to promote excellence in the field.

Maiwand serves on the Leadership Team as the recruitment chair of Marymount University’s Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter.

“Our mission is to build an equally beneficial collaboration between Marymount students and professionals in the HR field,” she said.

As a member of the Graduate Student Council and the sole representative from the HRM program, Maiwand regularly meets with students across graduate programs to share information and discuss updates and concerns.

She has maintained a 4.0 GPA since enrolling at Marymount in January 2014 while earning a certificate in organizational development. She attributes much of her personal and professional growth to her values of “learning, leadership, helping others and hard work.”

Maiwand and the other scholarship recipients will be recognized at the HRLA Gala Awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, at The Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City. To purchase tickets, visit For additional information about the HRLA scholarships or gala, contact Melissa Benik at 703-284-5916.