Annual Conference Scholarships

Application Deadline 6/21/21

The application form must be completed online no later than June 21, 2021. Please read this page thoroughly before submitting your application/nomination.


Questions?

If you have questions after reviewing this page, you may contact Michelle Smith, senior director of events.


2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Recipients

From Left: Holly Niehoff, Morehead State University; Jan Crawford, Washburn University; Justin Gildner, Warren Wilson College; Kristi Murphy, Boise State University; Gretchen Catlin, University of Maine System

 

"The URMIA Annual Conference was probably the best conference I have ever been to. I came away with a wealth of pertinent information to assist me with my job responsibilities."

Purpose

The URMIA Annual Conference Scholarship Program provides valuable educational and networking opportunities for higher education risk management professionals who could not attend the 2021 URMIA Annual Conference in Seattle without this financial support. Five scholarships of up to $1,600 each are available.


Eligibility

These scholarships are intended for URMIA institutional members who have risk management responsibilities in the risk management office or in any related department at a member college or university.

At least one scholarship will be set aside to recognize those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of higher education risk management and who have demonstrated a dedication to personal growth and leadership through their commitments to education and/or work.

Furthermore, preference will be given to applicants who have not attended any URMIA annual or regional conference in person. URMIA peers serving on the Annual Conference Scholarship Task Force will select scholarship recipients.

"The URMIA Annual Conference was probably the best conference I have ever been to. I came away with a wealth of pertinent information to assist me with my job responsibilities."

Expectations for Recipients

Attendance

Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to engage with a peer serving as an Engagement Ambassador and are expected to participate in the following events:

  • URMIA Presidential Reception on Saturday evening
  • Newcomers Welcome & Orientation session late Sunday afternoon
  • Opening Reception on Sunday evening
  • Awards Lunch & Business Meeting for all attendees on Tuesday

Reporting

Scholarship recipients are expected to submit a testimonial in writing or on video within two weeks after the conference.


Use of Funds

Recipients of this year's scholarships may use the funds only to attend the 2021 URMIA Annual Conference in Seattle. Each recipient is expected to submit receipts for eligible expenses up to $1,600. Eligible expenses include the following and will be covered in this order:

  • The registration fee for the Full Conference Experience in Seattle
  • A maximum of four nights at the conference hotel
  • Travel expenses to, from, and in Seattle
  • Other expenses (e.g., Meet & Greet meal, parking garage, etc.)

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