Career Development and Scholarships


UMBrella offers various scholarship opportunities to promote job/professional growth and development. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to apply for scholarships for which they are eligible. We encourange you to identify a job/professional development opportunity that best meets your growth goals.

Please review before proceeding:

  • UMBrella offers scholarship opportunities to help advance job growth and career and professional development for UMB women.
  • Scholarships are offered to exempt and non-exempt employees in good standing and with no conflicts with the school/unit/department operations, as attested by applicant supervisors. Please ensure your in good employment standing. You may base this on your most recent performance and discussion with your immediate manager/supervisor.
  • Scholarships may cover the costs of conferences, webinars, trainings, text books, General Educational Development/ Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) programs, computer training and other related resources.
  • Scholarships, ranging from $100-$2,500, may support all or a portion of the costs of registration for training and development programs, books and manuals, and general educational development.
  • Scholarships do not cover costs related to travel and accommodations.
  • If you are selected for an UMBrella scholarship, you will be responsible for providing written approval from your supervisor. 
  • 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
    • Innovation and Discovery
  • The application deadline for calendar year 2023 programs has been extended to February 21, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Reflections from Previous Scholarship Recipients