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Ways to Support Alumni Programs

An alumni family at Charlietown

When you give to the Ball State University Alumni Association, you make it possible to offer scholarships to incoming and current students, host events around the country, and promote outreach by connecting alumni and friends around the globe—Cardinals helping Cardinals. Your generous gift has an immeasurable impact on students and fellow alumni.

How You Can Help

The Ball State University Alumni Association strives to cultivate lasting relationships with more than 197,000 living alumni worldwide and provide a home-away-from-home for our alumni and friends at the Alumni Center when they return to campus.

How to Give

To support any of the below funds, visit bsu.edu/give. Go to the link "Click here to search for other funds/designations," and type in the name of the fund in the Description box.

If you have questions about giving to Ball State, call 765-285-8316 or email giftadmin@bsu.edu.

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Special Interest

We strive to keep alumni and students engaged and informed. We regularly host events across the country and develop new platforms such as career networking/mentoring, but we need your help.
Offers funding to advance the continued success of new programming and initiatives (unrestricted).
Provides financial support for the general operations and support for alumni programs and initiatives (restricted).
The purpose of this fund is to support Black Alumni Constituent Society (BACS) programs and activities, which benefit all Ball State black alumni. BACS’s mission includes engaging alumni by providing social and informative events, facilitating black student mentoring programs, and encouraging gifts to support scholarships for black students.
The purpose of this fund is to facilitate the active relationship between students and alumni, to allow student interaction with alumni who have expertise in student’s particular areas of study, and promote further student involvement in Ball State University through services, programming, and special events.
This fund supports the programs and activities that occur during Ball State’s Homecoming week (e.g., Bed Race, Air Jam, Talent Search, and the Parade).
This fund is to support the operations and advancement of the Football Players Association, a constituent society of the Ball State University Alumni Association.

Scholarships

The following scholarships seek your support to help grow their scholarship funds. We hope that you will consider contributing in hopes of a brighter future for all Cardinals.

Awarded to incoming freshmen students from Cass and/or Howard counties in Indiana. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses. Preference is given to those with financial need.
The purpose of the fund is to promote student involvement in Homecoming and provide recognition and financial assistance to Ball State undergraduate students who donate time, energy, and talents to Homecoming.
The Robert E. Linson Scholarship is awarded annually to a Ball State student who contributes time, energy, and talents to student-alumni-related programs at the University.
The Black Alumni Constituent Society created this fund to provide scholarships to African-American students currently enrolled at Ball State who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Award recipients can receive the award for more than one year, but may reapply annually.
Created by the Black Alumni Constituent Society, this fund provides book scholarships to black sophomore, junior, or senior students who are currently enrolled at Ball State. Awards are based on greatest need.
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who reside in one of the following Michiana counties: Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties in Indiana, and Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen from the greater Chicago area. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.
Awarded to incoming freshmen who reside in one of the following Northeastern Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley.  The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
This award is given to a full-time Ball State junior, senior, or graduate student from the greater Indianapolis chapter area, which includes the following counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.