Sewanee-Vanderbilt Accelerator Scholarships

An Immersion Experience in Business Fundamentals and Real-World Consulting

Sewanee-Vanderbilt Scholarships, administered by the Babson Center for Global Commerce, provide major funding for three students to attend the Accelerator Summer Business Program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

The program—a four-week, full-time experience—combines intensive instruction in business fundamentals with real-world consulting internships at leading companies and is designed specially for non-business majors.

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded an academic certificate by the graduate school. In addition to gaining skills, knowledge, teamwork, and the “soft” skills needed for successful careers, students also get individual guidance in building strong résumés, interviewing, and networking from Accelerator faculty.

The Owen Graduate School, located on the main Vanderbilt campus in central Nashville, is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading business schools.

Current juniors, sophomores, and seniors (listed in order of preference) are eligible for the Sewanee-Vanderbilt Accelerator Scholarships. Criteria is evidence of having submitted an application to an approved summer bridge program, a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and a demonstrated interest in business or finance as a career through coursework, internships, or other activities.

The Sewanee-Vanderbilt Accelerator Scholarship Program is generously supported by a grant from an anonymous benefactor.