Career Development and Scholarships


UMB recognizes and supports UMBrella's scholarship initiatives as a reflection of its CORE VALUES: Respect and Integrity; Well-Being and Sustainability; Equity and Justice; and Innovation and Discovery. UMBrella offers scholarship opportunities to help advance job growth and career and professional development for UMB women. Staff and faculty are encouraged to identify job/professional development opportunities that best support their goals. The application for the 2024 UMBrella Scholarships will be open September 11-29, 2023. Apply today!

Scholarship Criteria

  • Scholarships may cover the cost of conferences, webinars, trainings, textbooks, General Educational Development/ Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) programs, computer training and other resources that support opportunities for learning and development.
  • Scholarship requests can range from $100-$2,250 to cover all or a portion of the costs of registration for training and development programs, books and manuals, or general educational development.
  • Scholarship must be for dates between Jan 15, 2024 and December 31, 2024.
  • Scholarships do not cover any costs related to travel (hotel, transportation, parking, meals, etc.).

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Exempt or Non-Exempt UMB employee
  • You must have completed your employment probationary period.
  • You must be in good employment standing with no conflicts with the school/unit/department operations, as attested by applicant supervisors. You may base this on your most recent UMB Performance Evaluation and discussion with your immediate manager/supervisor.
  • If selected for a scholarship, your supervisor’s written approval to participate will be required.
  • UMBrella Scholarship recipients may not apply for another UMBrella Scholarship within a five (5) year period.

The UMBrella Group is proud to sponsor these recipients of the 2023 UMBrella Scholarships:

Sarah Archibald, Director, Auditing & Monitoring Accountability & Compliance, Scholarship: Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) Course

Ayamba Ayuk-Brown, Business Operations Manager, School of Nursing Scholarship: IAAP Membership and IAAP In Person Summit 2023

Stephanie Brandal, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Services Scholarship: Project Management Profession’s Bootcamp Course and PMP Exam

Amanda Breon, Senior Assistant Director, Wellness, Academic Affairs (URecFit) Scholarship: Well-Being Coach Training and Certification Program

Jessica Brown, Associate Professor, School of Medicine Scholarship: The Data Visualization Academy

Carin Cardella, Public Information Officer, Public Safety Scholarship: FBI-LEEDA Master PIO Training

Davene Hinton, Training Coordinator, School of Medicine Scholarship: Project Management Fundamentals Course

*Carey Martin, School of Medicine Scholarship: Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women

Janette North-Kabore, Community Program Director, School of Nursing Scholarship: Design Sprint Masterclass

*Scholarship Limited to UMBrella Coaching Alumni

Reflections from Previous Scholarship Recipients