The Ball State University Guardian Scholars Program is designed for Ball State students who are current or former foster youth. The Guardian Scholars Program provides not only scholarship support but also a variety post-secondary support and referral services to help recipients achieve their goal of a baccalaureate degree.

For more information about support programs, download our support guide (PDF); An Overview of Post-Secondary Support Programs for Former Foster Youth.

We offer support services such as:

  • Links to special scholarship opportunities 
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Individualized assistance with financial aid, housing, and admissions processes
  • Fast-track linkages to on-campus resources
  • Mentorship to assist you in attaining your educational goals
  • Help with the transition to campus and academic life
  • Referrals for community agencies and resources

Apply to Guardian Scholars

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, for incoming freshmen, current students, and transfer students. All students who wish to participate in the Guardian Scholars Program must complete and submit the application package. Guardian Scholars Program applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for post-secondary support and referral services. However, students wishing to apply for scholarship assistance must adhere to the deadlines outlined in the program application. Please contact us for any questions about the application process. 

Event News:

Guardian Scholars Winter Break Boxes 2020

Find us on Facebook