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Molly McCurdy Burkhardt
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Abigail Nafziger, BS ’13
Teachers College Alumni Society President

When you receive your degree from the Teachers College, you join an accomplished group of more than 31,000 alumni. From the classroom to state educational administration, Teachers College alumni are making names for themselves.

You’re a part of our family.

Get Involved

Teachers College has many ways to be involved at a school and departmental level. The organized alumni group for the Teachers College is just one of the ways you can give of your time and talent, connect with alumni and impact the current students and curriculum.

Teachers College Alumni Scholarships and Recognition

Teachers College Alumni Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of Teachers College Alumni, ten (10) scholarships are awarded annually to qualified fall semester Freshmen through Senior teaching education majors. Submit your application and two letters of recommendation by Friday, May 14, 2021.

 Application Criteria

  • Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • A 3.0 overall grade point average is required.
  • Students who have successfully completed DP 1 (Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program) requirements by the time grades are due in the Spring Semester of the application year.
  • Demonstrated development of skills in the field of education.
  • Other qualities considered are extra-curricular activities, interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, educational activities and experiences.
  • Financial need may be considered.
  • Awards shall be made without regard to sex, race, age, national origin or ethnic background.
  • Must be enrolled in classes for the next Fall Semester.

Apply Here

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award is presented to a recent alumna(us), age 40 or under, in recognition of outstanding early career achievement.

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an alumna(us) in recognition of their significant contributions to their field or other area of society.

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award is presented to an alumna(us) in recognition of outstanding contributions that bring national acclaim and recognition to the Teachers College.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a non-alumna(us) in recognition of their outstanding service and support for the Teachers College.

Lifetime Award

In recognition of an alumnus who has devoted his/herself to Teachers College. This extremely special award may not necessarily be awarded every year but only when a unique opportunity presents itself.

Patron Award

Given to a benefactor who provides significant financial support to the college.

International Alumnus Award

In recognition of an international graduate who has excelled in their profession outside of the U.S. This person should not be a U.S. citizen.

Nominate Alumni

Innovative Education Grant

Ball State Teachers College Alumni Society annually awards grant money to graduates of Teachers College or any other educator program at Ball State University who have an innovative idea they would like to implement in a school, classroom, or other area related to education.

Apply for the Grant

Give to Teachers College

Want to give back to the Teachers College? Your generous philanthropy makes a difference. Give now to see how you can make an impact.

Homecoming Week

Join us for an exciting in-person fall full of tradition, pride, and spirit during our Homecoming 2021 activities!

Homecoming Food Truck Festival

Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

Talent Search

Join us for the 37 annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! We will be showcasing some of Ball State's finest talent for the University and the Muncie community.