Edwin "Ed" D. Shipley Alumni Association Fellowship Scholarship

Shipley Fellows at the Ball State University Foundation support the Engagement and Strategy team in our mission of empowering our graduates to pursue fulfilling careers and to lead meaningful lives. Up to two Shipley Fellow Scholarships are awarded annually, with the option to renew for a second year. Fellow recipients will be assigned a broad range of projects and tasks throughout the year. They will work as team members with the Engagement and Strategy team. These student leaders will be a front-facing representative of the Ball State Foundation.


The Shipley fellowship is an up to full tuition opportunity for a Ball State undergrad or graduate student who is from Indiana. Summer tuition covering a maximum of six credit hours may be offered. If the fellow has the President Scholarship (or an equivalent tuition-only award), the benefit will pay the tuition balance after the existing scholarship(s) has been applied. A fellow with no other award receives a full tuition award. The fellow is required to provide up to 20 hours of project support each week. An hourly wage of $9.00 an hour will be provided in addition to the tuition scholarship. Some weekend and evening activity may be required as part of the programs supported by the fellow. 


  • Is an Indiana resident.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for renewal opportunity per semester.
  • Either a graduate student, or an undergraduate student that has junior or senior standing by the start of the fall semester are eligible.
  • An ideal candidate possesses excellent communications skills and the ability to work effectively and interact well with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty and alumni at all levels.
  • Preference will be given to those with marketing and graphics design skills; and students with majors in journalism, communications studies, marketing, public relations, business, and hospitality and food management or similar field.
  • This opportunity may be especially advantageous for students with an interest in marketing, project management, engagement and relationship building or fundraising.

Job Description and Requirements

  • The Shipley Fellow(s) has the opportunity to assist with two strategic initiatives of the Foundation; mentorship and the Top 100 Student Awards.
  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials for print and digital media.
  • Oversee the organization of applications, programs, and reporting needs. Primarily using Excel and Microsoft tools.
  • Assist with coding and data management in our Foundation CRM. 
  • Research, benchmark and develop trainings and guides for Foundation support initiatives.
  • Project manage mentoring programs run by the Foundation.
  • Attend key Ball State alumni and athletic events to serve as a representative of the team. These can include One Ball State Day, Top 100 Student Awards reception, Senior Celebration and Homecoming.
  • Assist as needed with other Foundation-wide initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned. Some evening and weekend activity will be required. 

Application and Selection Process

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For more information, email bsualumni@bsu.edu.