Scholarship Programs

Missouri SBDC at UMKC in partnership with generous sponsors, offers scholarships for a number of trainings. We recognize that many beginning and current business owners may not have the funds available to attend our trainings when they have a desire to do so. Scholarships are allotted on a first come, first serve basis. For questions about our scholarships, please contact

Economic Crisis Scholarship

During the economic crisis caused by COVID 19, many generous funders and donors have allowed us to offer scholarships to clients. Fill out the application for the multi-session class (NEW Venture, TECH Venture or Entrepreneurial Mindset Training) you want to take. You will also qualify for 2 no cost single-session courses included in the scholarship bundle for just $150.

Phase 0 Grants

$2500 grants are available to clients working on a SBIR/STTR grant or preparing to do so. These grants will be paid directly to a grant writer working with the client in order to offset the client cost. It is recommended you take our SBIR Workshop or SBIR Bootcamp to qualify for these grants. Fill out the application for consideration.