Dr. Joe TCOM Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the family of Dr. Joe Misiewicz, who served three stints as chair of the Department of Telecommunications during his 22-year Ball State career. Your contribution to this scholarship supports internship opportunities for students majoring in Telecommunication, providing them with high-impact experiences that will help prepare them for their future careers.
Sports Link Legacy Scholarship Fund
Ball State Sports Link students have become the students to watch and hire. This preeminent student-run immersive learning experience creates multi-platform sports media content for local, regional and national media outlets. When you direct your gift towards these scholarships, student activities, and transatlantic cultural experiences, you are investing in students who are the national—and now global—leaders in digital sports production.
Steve Bell Memorial Scholarship for Ethics in News Reporting
This fund was established in honor of former ABC News Correspondent Steve Bell, teacher, mentor, and advisor to TCOM news students for 15 years, and the first Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Chair in Telecommunications (1992-1997). In a nearly 40-year career in broadcast journalism, he reported many of the world’s most important stories, including the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy. He was a Vietnam War correspondent and later served as Hong Kong Bureau Chief for ABC. He also was the first news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
Through this fund, you will be continuing Steve Bell’s legacy and supporting students who demonstrate a strong commitment to ethics in news reporting—integrity, accuracy, fairness, and thoroughness—while also showing compassion in covering issues affecting the community, the nation, and the world.
Telecommunications Department Fund
In their Senior year, Telecommunications students see years of hard work culminate with their final courses and projects, while they develop plans for their careers. Your gift supports deserving students of senior standing pursuing a major in telecommunications in this critical transition year.
TCOM Merit Endowment Scholarship
Your gift will help provide financial support to first year students with high GPAs as they begin their academic careers in Telecommunications.