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.

Five scholarships of up to a value of $1,600 each will be awarded to URMIA members who have not had the opportunity to attend an URMIA annual conference. These scholarships are not intended for individuals who have attended an URMIA annual conference recently. They can only be used to attend the next URMIA Annual Conference.

Deadline 7/6/18

The deadline for applications and nominations is July 6, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern. Individuals wishing to be considered may be recommended by others or nominate themselves. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than July 23, 2018. Scholarships may be used only for the upcoming Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from September 29 through October 3, 2018.


Applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • not attended an URMIA annual conference recently
  • not received an Annual Conference Scholarship in 2017 or a Regional Conference Scholarship in 2018
  • is a current URMIA member
  • submitted the application/nomination form by the due date

Application Procedure

Gather Information

When completing the application/nomination form, you will be asked to respond to the following questions.

  • Describe the applicant’s experience and job responsibilities.
  • How long has the applicant been at his/her current organization?
  • How long has the applicant been in the field of higher education risk management?
  • How will the applicant benefit from this educational opportunity?
  • Provide additional information you think will help with the selection process.

Complete an Application

Submit an application form to nominate a member or be considered for a scholarship. Applications/nominations will not be accepted past the due date of July 6, 2018.

  1. Download/Save the application form.
  2. Open the form in Adobe Reader.
  3. Enter the required information.
  4. Click the Submit button.

URMIA's 2017 Recipients of an Annual Conference Scholarship

2017 Scholarship Recipients

L-R: Anne Oberman, College of Saint Benedict, MN; Ric Barrow, Columbus State University, GA; Camille Bartlett, Avernia University, PA

Not Shown: Bruce Burking, DePauw University, IN; Christopher Cook, University of Central Florida, FL


Louise Schlesinger, Communications and Community Coordinator

812-727-7126 | Contact Louise

Reimbursement Process

Expenses that scholarship recipients incur to attend the conference will be reimbursed up to $1,600. Valid expenses include the following.

  • the conference registration fee
  • a maximum of four nights at the conference hotel
  • travel expenses to and from the conference

Reimbursements will be made in the order above. Receipts will be required. Please review URMIA's travel policy.

Thank You

Thank you to the URMIA Scholarship Committee for its continued efforts in administering this program and working to meet the needs of URMIA's members.