The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to outstanding students who are committed to identifying and taking the next strategic steps to address issues of diversity in their communities, on their campuses, and in society at large.
Marshall Memorial Scholarship recipients are students who demonstrate a commitment to addressing issues of diversity in their communities, on their campuses, and in society at large. They possess a commitment to promoting social justice and a society free from prejudice and discrimination. These outstanding students also advocate social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and religious viewpoints.
Application Deadline: April 17, 2019
Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship Application
Dear Ball State Students: We hope you will consider applying for the Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship. Founded by Ms. Sandy Marshall, in honor of her father, the Marshall Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to diversity-related work in their communities, on campus, and in society at large. Because Ball State students are a diverse group in themselves, we welcome applicants who advocate social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.
Ms. Marshall grew up in the forties and fifties, a time of intolerance and social injustice. Mr. Marshall, for whom the scholarship is named, did not allow any display of such intolerance to reach the mind and soul of his daughter. This allowed her to become an adult who felt she could move freely among all society without fear or prejudice. This has become a major theme of her life and she wanted to create a memorial not only to her father but also to encourage and aid more young people to dedicate a part of their lives to these ideals.
Bin Zhang, PhD Student of Educational Studies. His research interest is to promote equal and equitable educational opportunities for marginalized students in K-12 and higher education. Bin enjoys experiencing and exploring new cultures.
Amy Yannone is a sophomore, majoring in Elementary Education with minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Psychology and Counseling. Her goal for the future is to create a classroom where students feel safe, happy, and accepted.
Heather Lugar is a senior majoring in Elementary Education and a minor in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Heather believes in having classrooms which promote inclusion and diversity.
Hope Lugar is a senior majoring in Elementary and Special Education. Hope believes that every single person can make a positive contribution to our world when we notice the beauty of everyone`s talents.
Taylor Williams is a senior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. Taylor will be interning with Hope for Women Magazine as a Communications Intern this fall.