The Vasey Academy, established in 1997, provides talented students from underrepresented groups a variety of opportunities to help them jump-start their entry into the exciting world of business. 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 world of business.
The Vasey experience provides participants with:
- One-on-one mentoring by business executives from companies such as EY, AT&T and Bank of America
- Unique and rewarding networking opportunities with alumni in locations such as Chicago and St. Louis
- Dedicated advisors and career coaches, and supportive Trulaske faculty and staff committed to their success
- Seminars focused on current business trends in partnership with Vasey Advisory Board executives
Vasey Academy participants receive a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship, have access to program-specific scholarships, as well as the opportunity to participate in corporate trips to locations such as Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
Before applying to the Vasey Academy, incoming first-year students must be accepted into Mizzou, designating business as their major, and have a minimum 3.25 high school GPA. Applications are open annually beginning in August, with priority given to applicants who apply before December 1st. Students applying by December 1st will be notified of their status by January 10th. Applications remain open through March 1st and will be accepted on a space-available basis until that time.
Meet the Director
Dr. Mary Beth Marrs oversees enrichment programs at the Trulaske College of Business, including the Vasey Academy, the Cornell Leadership Program and the Heartland Scholars Academy. A three-time Mizzou alumna, she is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the university’s Faculty-Alumni Award and the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
For More Information
For more information about the Vasey Academy, please contact our Enrichment Programs staff at 573-882-7455 or VaseyBusiness@missouri.edu, or visit us in 304 Cornell Hall.