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

GROW Entrepreneurship Scholarship

In an effort to keep Kansas City growing, we know that entrepreneurship and small businesses are a driving force! Many generous funders and donors have allowed us to offer scholarships to clients in the KC metro and beyond. Fill out the application for the multi-session class (NEW Venture OR TECH Venture) you want to take. The price could drop from $649 to $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.