Scholarship Program

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

Urban Business Growth Initiative Program

Residents or businesses in the Kansas City, MO, area may apply for scholarships to attend eligible trainings.

During this economic crisis, 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 class you want to take and our team will share more information on these new opportunities!

Urban Business Growth Initiative Dare to Venture Microgrant Competition

Our first winners were announced May 7, 2020.