Annual Conference Scholarships


URMIA's Annual Conference Scholarship Program is designed to provide valuable educational and networking opportunities for higher education risk management professionals who could not attend the URMIA Annual Conference without this financial support. Five scholarships of up to $1,600 each are available to be awarded.


These scholarships are intended for URMIA members who have not had the opportunity to attend any URMIA annual conference. Applicants must be responsible for risk management at their institution or work within a risk management department at a college or university. Preference will be given to applicants who have not attended any URMIA annual or regional conference. Recipients will be selected by URMIA member peers serving on the Annual Conference Scholarship Task Force.

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

Use of Funds

This year’s scholarship can only be used to attend the 2019 URMIA Annual Conference. Expenses that a scholarship recipient incurs to attend the Annual 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.

Application Period Is Closed

We are not accepting applications for Annual Conference scholarships at this time.

The application timeline for annual conference scholarships begins late spring and runs through early summer.