Be the Change Membership Scholarship


The Be the Change URMIA Membership Scholarship is an opportunity specifically for a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) to utilize the valuable educational and networking opportunities that URMIA membership offers higher education risk management professionals. One scholarship will be awarded to cover an institution's membership fee for a year.



Only MSIs are eligible to apply. The MSI may or may not be a current member of URMIA, however preference will be given to institutions that are not currently URMIA members. If the awarded institution is already an URMIA member, the scholarship will renew the institution's membership for one year. URMIA peers serving on Strategic Goal 4 Task Force will select the scholarship recipient.


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URMIA is grateful to FM Global for grant support that makes this opportunity possible.

Applications Due August 30

Applications are being accepted through August 30, 5pm ET.

Expectations for Recipient

Member Roster

The recipient institution will be expected to name one primary contact (voting member) to represent the institution and fill all available member seats with appropriate employees. The number of individual members included in the membership is based on institution size. Membership seats should be assigned within 30 days of award notification.


At least one representative of the institution receiving the scholarship is expected to submit a testimonial in writing or via video about the benefit of URMIA membership during the second half of the membership year.


Use of Funds

The institution awarded the Be the Change URMIA Membership Scholarship will receive complimentary membership once notified of the award. URMIA will apply the scholarship automatically to the institution’s membership fee and activate the membership. If the institution wishes to continue membership at the end of the award term, the institution will be responsible for the membership fee on an annual basis.


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We're excited to welcome you to the URMIA family!