The Trulaske College of Business awards nearly $1.5 million in scholarships to students every year. 

The majority of the scholarships available are endowed scholarship funds. A gift from a company or donor is generously made to the college and the interest earned from the gift funds the scholarship. Not every scholarship is awarded every year or in the same amount. Donors often define the requirements of their scholarship. Students may apply for scholarships through Scholarship Universe. 

The Trulaske College of Business awards more than 450 scholarships each year. Some of the larger programs are the Sam W. Walton, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr., Ponder Scholarship, Allen Access Scholarship and Vasey Academy Scholarships. 

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Ponder Scholarship

One or more annual Ponder Scholarships are designated specifically for deserving students with financial need, who are pursuing a degree in the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. The financial value of the scholarship allows for funding up to $10,000 annually and is available to undergraduate students and 150-hour Accountancy students. The scholarship may be renewed upon re-application provided the requirements are still met.

Trulaske Scholars

Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. Scholarships in Business assists students who do not meet the qualifications for Bright Flight or other excellence-based scholarship programs.

The scholarship provides $9,500 per year and is renewable for a maximum of four years (eight semesters). First preference for selection of recipients is given to children of full-time active employees of the True Manufacturing Company and its related companies. Additional preference is given to students demonstrating financial need (you must fill out the FAFSA) and students students graduating in the upper two-thirds, but outside the top 10 percent of their high school class. Special emphasis is placed on students who have exhibited business interests. Applications should also show evidence of leadership abilities. 

Heartland Scholars

The Heartland Scholars Academy, established in 2018, enhances student achievement by supporting students as they transition to Mizzou and in their pursuit of rewarding careers in business. This program equips first-generation, rural students with the tools and skills needed to achieve academic success at Mizzou and provides them with exposure to the business world through a variety of activities over four years. 

Walton Scholars

Sam M. Walton Scholarships in Business are awarded to incoming freshmen and students in the Trulaske College of Business. The primary qualifications and financial aid (you must fill out the FAFSA). Additional consideration is given to students with an interest in retail. Recipients must progress towards a business degree, work part-time (10-12 hours per week) in retail, and participate in Walton Scholar activities while attending Mizzou. 

This renewable scholarship provides $9,500 per year prior to graduation. 

Vasey Academy

Established in 1997, the Vasey Academy provides talented first-generation and under-resourced students from urban areas* with various opportunities to achieve academic success at Mizzou. Through a carefully designed set of mentoring experiences and exposure to corporate executives, students create the foundation for their professional network while learning more about the business world.  Freshmen can apply for the academy each fall semester, and students who are accepted receive a $1,000 scholarship and enroll in a one-credit course in the Trulaske College of Business. 

Academy students explore opportunities in various areas of business. They also visit several companies to learn more about different career paths and business models. 

*An area with a population of 5,000 or more than 2,000 housing units, per U.S Census and State of Missouri definitions (MCDC, 2023; U.S. Census Bureau, 2023).

Allen Access 

The Allen Access Program seeks to identify barriers to student access and hurdle them quickly and decisively by providing scholarships, programs and other support to under-resourced students at Trulaske. The program's Allen Access Fund supports career readiness and student success by providing these students with funding for things like laptops and interview suits. 

The program also focuses on outreach in Missouri to expose more middle and high school students to the opportunities that exist at Trulaske and at Mizzou, and to help them create a clear path to the Missouri's flagship university and its college of business.

Emergency Fund

The student emergency fund was created by Trulaske alumni and friends. It will provide financial assistance to students who encounter hardship that makes it difficult for them to pursue their business education. The fund provides targeted support in the form of short-term scholarships, emergency or temporary housing assistance, access to food, emergency transportation costs and more. 

Cornell Leadership Program

The Harry and Ann Cornell Leadership Program (CLP) develops leaders in business. Students admitted into this highly selective program will be involved in a series of honors-type experiences and extracurricular activities aimed at developing leadership competencies. 

Corporate visits to Wall Street, Chile and beyond allow students to interact with business leaders earlier in their academic career and the lecture series will further enhance their learning.