Communication Studies General Fund
Every organization—from charitable nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies—needs effective communicators. With concentrations in public communication, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication, the knowledge and skills our students acquire as a communication studies major will help throughout their personal life and professional career.
Help provide overall support to the Department of Communication Studies by contributing to a fund deployed for the welfare, renewal, and advancement of the department. This includes equipment, faculty travel, undergraduate student travel, professional development opportunities, and scholarships.
Communication Studies Scholarships
These scholarships provide financial support to empower hard-working, driven Communication Studies students with financial needs. Your support is a direct investment in bright, deserving speech communication students, and the next generation of leaders committed to making a difference in this world.
Debate Enhancement Fund
Through the years, Ball State’s debate team has become one of the most competitive teams in the region and the nation. Our students participate in public, audience-oriented tournaments throughout the country and routinely win national competitions. Your support funds student travel costs, including transportation, food, housing so students are ready to compete—and win.
First Day Scholars Fund
Your gift will provide direct help for communication studies graduate students for expenses such as but not limited to scholarships, research support, professional development, and student travel to conferences and special events.
Individual Event Enhancement Fund
Ball State’s speech team is a young team of diverse and talented students who are ready to have their voices heard on important topics. Our students participate in competitions at major tournaments focused on interpretation and public address. The team has won the Indiana state championship for eight consecutive years and placed each year at the national tournament. Your gift funds student travel costs, entry fees, and meals, therefore enabling students to continue the team’s proven track record of success.
Michael Bauer Debate Fund
This fund honors Michael Bauer, the Director of the Debate Team from 1991 to 2019. Your support will provide scholarships to debate students as well as support for the debate team.