Student Conference Scholarships


The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is the premier professional association uniquely dedicated to promoting the advancement of the profession of higher education risk management. URMIA seeks to support institutional succession planning with activities that introduce new generations to this rewarding career path.

URMIA is grateful to the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc., for grant support that makes this opportunity possible.


Postponed until 2021

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, URMIA's Affiliates Committee is postponing this opportunity until the next in-person annual conference, which will be held in the Fall of 2021.


Scholarship Program

URMIA will award scholarships for up to six (6) students to provide financial support for attending URMIA’s annual conference and pre-conference activities beginning September 19, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Program goals include:

  • Educate students on the fascinating and complex issues of higher education risk management.
  • Inspire students to consider the variety of career paths that have a role in higher education risk management.
  • Connect students with professionals who can guide them to a future higher education risk management position or an insurance career serving the higher education sector.


To be eligible to apply, the applicant must

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited institution and have earned 60 credit hours (or equivalent) by June 2020. Undergraduate, graduate, and community college students are welcome to apply.
  • Be majoring in risk management or a related field (e.g., business, insurance, finance)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be at least 21 years old before arrival at the conference

Refer to the full list of eligibility requirements in the Student Conference Scholarship Guidelines


Even as students, everyone in attendance [at the Annual Conference] wanted to know our story, hear our thoughts, and share their wisdom and guidance with us as we embark on our careers.


URMIA's 2017 Recipients of a Student Educational Scholarship

Students Enjoying an URMIA Annual Conference

L-R: David Parker Chambers, Butler University, IN; Cally Caviness, Iowa State University, IA; Jacob Gutierrez, St. Mary’s University, TX; and Joyce Fred, URMIA Scholarship Selection Committee