URMIA promotes continued professional development for those in the field of risk management in higher education. We also invest in the future of the risk management profession as a whole.

URMIA offers two types of scholarships: Conference and Student Educational scholarships. We offer financial aid to those wishing to attend an URMIA conference who might otherwise be unable to do so. These scholarships are intended for Institutional members who have not yet had the opportunity to attend an URMIA conference. We are also proud to offer educational scholarships for students pursuing careers in risk management.

Now Accepting Applications

Regional Conference Scholarships | Deadline 1-5-18

We are currently accepting applications for 2018 Regional Conference scholarships. The application deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018.


An applicant/nominee must be an active URMIA Institutional Member and meet the following criteria.

  • Individual has not yet had the opportunity to attend an URMIA conference
  • Individual’s job title and responsibilities are directly related to the risk management and/or insurance field
  • Individual’s supervisor must directly support this educational opportunity
  • Individual must demonstrate how they will directly benefit from this educational opportunity

Recipients of a 2018 regional conference scholarship are not eligible for a 2018 annual conference scholarship; however, they may apply for annual conference scholarships in future years. See the full description below.


URMIA will select four (4) members to receive up to $500 travel awards to assist with the cost of attending a regional conference.


Complete a scholarship application to nominate a member or be considered for a scholarship.


Student Educational Scholarships | Deadline 3-15-18

We are currently accepting educational scholarship applications from students pursuing a career in risk management.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018. Please see below for more information.

Conference Scholarships

Regional Conference Scholarships 

Our regional conferences are a series of one- to two-day events held throughout the United States and Canada. Each regional conference offers attendees a more intimate setting for continued education, networking, and professional development.

Scholarships for a regional conference are intended to assist recipients with travel and registration costs up to the amount of $500. Please note that recipients of a regional conference scholarship are ineligible for other conference scholarships in the year they are awarded. Watch this site for a call for applications, typically announced in the fall.

Annual Conference Scholarships 

URMIA’s annual conference scholarship program is designed to provide educational opportunities for higher education risk management professionals who have not attended an URMIA annual conference.

These scholarships are intended for URMIA members who are responsible for risk management at their institution or work within a risk management department at a college or university. For the annual conference, five to six scholarships up to the value of $1600 will be awarded to help with travel costs. The application timeline for annual conference scholarships begins late spring and runs through early summer.

URMIA's 2016 Recipients of an Annual Conference Scholarship
2016 Recipients of a Annual Conference Scholarship

Left to Right: Jabari Lewis, Tiffany Little, Lorna Fink, Mary Meyer, Aaron Holmberg

Awards Ceremony during URMIA's 2016 Annual Conference 
Awards Ceremony during URMIA's 2016 Annual Conference

Awards Ceremony during URMIA's 2016 Annual Conference


Student Educational Scholarships

Students Pursuing Careers in Risk Management

URMIA's educational scholarship fund awards scholarships to full-time, degree-seeking students who are in good standing. Rising juniors, seniors, or masters/doctorate candidates who desire to strengthen their skills and knowledge are eligible. This includes 2-year community college students who will transfer/continue their education as a junior at a 4 year institution in the fall. 

URMIA will fund up to $7,500 per year, available to recipients in three awards at $2,500 each. Please find the guidelines and required forms to the right. The application timeline is early spring for disbursement in August.


URMIA's 2016 Recipients of a Student Educational Scholarship
2016 Recipients of a Student Educational Scholarship

Left to Right: Steven Ciotti, Kaylie Ferrara, Joyce Fred (Scholarship Committee Chair), Delaney Byrne