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. Opportunities for micro-grants will be outlined here when available. Scholarships are allotted on a first come, first serve basis. For questions about our scholarships or available grants, please contact elevationlab@umkc.edu

Urban Business Growth Initiative Program

Residents or businesses in the Kansas City, MO, area may apply for scholarships to attend eligible trainings. This scholarship covers one multi-session course and one single session course. Complete the application for the multi-session course you’d like to attend to get more information on this opportunity.

Our city funder sponsored a microgrant competition in 2020. Read more about the winners (announced May 7, 2020):

Urban Business Growth Initiative Dare to Venture Microgrant Competition

Economic Crisis Scholarship

During the economic crisis caused by COVID 19, many generous funders and donors have allowed us to offer scholarships to those clients that do not qualify for the UBGI Program. Fill out the application for the multi-session class you want to take and our team will share more information on these new opportunities!This scholarship covers one multi-session course and includes 2 other single session courses for one price.

Our city funder sponsored a microgrant competition in 2020. Read more about the winners (announced May 7, 2020):

Urban Business Growth Initiative Dare to Venture Microgrant Competition