Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, faculty, and friends, our departments are able to offer scholarships to help their own students pay for their educations. View the lists below for a department-by-department breakdown of the scholarships they offer.

CCIM Scholarships

This scholarship is to support incoming first year students within the College of Communication, Information and Media.

Award amount

Varies depending on available funds.

Criteria

  • Incoming first year students with majors within the College of Communication, Information and Media
  • Academic index of 3.0 for incoming first year students
  • SAT score of 1500 on a scale of 2400 or the equivalent on a similar exam such as the ACT
  • Renewable for 3 years, thus allowing a total of 4 years eligibility provided the student continues to meet the stated criteria and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

How to apply

Please contact Amy Clevenger to express your interest. More information will be sent out to you electronically.

The scholarships is for exceptional students who are seeking an education in multi- and transmedia fields. These students will be designated “Pond Scholars” and be invited to serve as ambassadors for the college in partnership with the Dean. These students will represent CCIM and their specific areas of study at VIP events and will have access to tremendous networking opportunities with industry and community leaders.

Award amount

Varies depending on available funds.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student majoring in the Department of Journalism or Telecommunications
  • Minimum high school and college GPA of 3.00
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovating media (e.g., curricular or co-curricular projects, internships, conference presentations, or club leadership)
  • Renewable for 4 years provided the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria.

How to apply

Please contact Amy Clevenger to express your interest. More information will be sent out to you electronically.

Todd Terrell, is a ’83 alumnus and the director of external communications at utility powerhouse, Southern Company. “Don’t pass up an opportunity, as you never know where it will lead you,” said Terrell who is also a strong believer in the value of working with peers from different parts of the country. Building on his philosophy, this scholarship supports incoming first year students from the Southeastern United States as they start their journey within the College of Communication, Information and Media.

Award amount

Varies depending on available funds.

Criteria

  • Incoming first year students with a major in the College of Communication, Information, and Media
  • U.S. Citizen from the Southeastern United States, limited to the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi
  • Preference given to an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, if identifiable
  • Non-renewable

How to apply

Please contact Amy Clevenger to express your interest. More information will be sent out to you electronically.

The CICS LGBTQIA+ Scholarship is awarded to support a student majoring in CICS who identify as LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex or asexual).

Award Amount

LGBTQIA+ scholarships of $500 and $1,000 are awarded annually, depending upon fund availability.

Criteria

Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA in order to apply. The CICS LGBTQIA+ Scholarship is awarded to support students pursuing a graduate degree in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences who identify as LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex or asexual).

How to Apply

To apply, please contact Dennis Trinkle. More information on applying will be sent to you electronically.

The Jerry and Krishna Walker Scholarship is awarded to support students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups pursing a graduate degree in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences.

Award Amount

Walker scholarships of $500 and $1,000 are awarded annually, depending upon fund availability.

Criteria

Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA in order to apply. Preference is given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, non-Indiana residents, and/or bilingual students.

How to Apply

To apply, please contact Dennis Trinkle. More information on applying will be sent to you electronically.

The purpose of the Dr. Henry A. and Ruth R. Loats Scholarship is to provide support for Ball State University student(s) pursuing the Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education and/or the Director of Career and Technical Education license. It is issued for up to two individuals each year.

AWARD AMOUNT

Total award amount per year is a minimum of $4,000 to be given as two $1,000 awards to two students per semester.

CRITERIA

  • The student(s) must at least be enrolled on a part-time basis pursuing a Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education and/or the Director of Career and Technical Education license.
  • For the incoming student(s), a cumulative GPA of 3.5 from the undergraduate institution must be verified and the award will be used during the first semester of study and may be renewed for the subsequent semester of study if the student(s) continue in the program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5. A student may receive the award for a maximum of two semesters.
  • For the current student(s), a cumulative GPA of 3.5 must be verified and the award will be used during the next semester of study and may be renewed for the subsequent semester of study if the student(s) continue in the program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5. A student may receive the award for a maximum of two semesters.
  • The award will be determined by the CICS Center Director and the Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education Program Director. The student(s) will submit answers outlining the following (1000 word minimum):

APPLICATION

To apply, submit the information listed below at this link.

  • Statement describing your professional background
  • Statement describing your professional goals upon completion of the Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education and/or the Director of Career and Technical Education License
  • Statement describing the impact you will have on the lives of learners and the estimated number of lives you will touch through your future professional endeavors upon completion of the Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education and/or the Director of Career and Technical Education License.
  • Statement explaining why you have limited financial resources

This is a merit-based scholarship for Computer Technology majors.

AWARD AMOUNT

Varies depending on available funds

CRITERIA

  • Be a full-time Ball State University student in good standing
  • Be an undergraduate major in the Computer Technology program

HOW TO APPLY

  • A link to the application form on Qualtrics for the Computer Technology Scholarship can be found on the Computer Technology Datacenter community in Canvas. All Computer Technology majors have access to this Canvas community.
  • Applications need to be submitted by the first Friday in March for consideration for that year’s scholarship award.
  • The award recipient will be notified by 5:00 pm on the third Friday in April.

Ball State alumnus and speech teacher Donald P. Knott established the Donald P. Knott Scholarships in 1993 “in gratitude for the many things I achieved at Ball State, to assist other students in achieving their goals.”

Award Amount

The Department of Communication Studies is able to offer up to four scholarships annually of $1,000 each.

Criteria

  • major in communication studies and sophomore status
  • have at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • demonstrate contributions to the department or the university

How to Apply

Applications are available every spring.  All majors are sent application information.

The Richard G. Nitcavic Diversity Scholarship award was established in 2005 by a dedicated faculty member and former department chair. Communication studies students who represent diverse populations or who have shown a commitment to encouraging the acceptance of differences, are eligible for these scholarships. 

Award Amount

The Department of Communication Studies is able to offer two scholarships annually of $1,500 each.

Criteria

  • major or minor in communication studies and sophomore status
  • have at least a 2.7 grade point average 
  • represent a diverse population or show a commitment to encouraging the acceptance of differences

How to Apply

Applications are available every spring. All majors and minors are sent application information.

These scholarships are for student actively involved in extracurricular activities within the department This award was established in 2005 by a dedicated faculty member and former department chair.

Award Amount

The Department of Communication Studies is able to offer two scholarships annually of $1,500 each.

Criteria

  • major or minor in communication studies and sophomore status
  • actively participate in debate team, speech team, Comm Club, or Lamda Pi Eta

How to Apply

Applications are available every spring. All majors and minors are sent application information.

The junior major with the highest cumulative GPA earns this award, a modest scholarship applied toward senior-year tuition as well as recognition on a plaque.

Award Amount

$500

Criteria

  • have junior standing
  • major in communication studies
  • have the department’s highest cumulative GPA

For Incoming Freshmen

The Robert L. and Sherles K. Barnet Scholarship is a renewable award given to an incoming freshman declaring an intention to major in journalism.

Award Amount

$500 scholarship can be renewed for three additional years, if funding is available.

Criteria

The recipient must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. He or she must maintain full-time status while receiving the scholarship. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Freshman Achievement Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award from the Department of Journalism and funded by alumni and general scholarship gifts.

Award Amount

One-time award of $750, if funding is available.

Criteria

All applicants will be considered. Recipients must declare intentions to major in journalism. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Holmes-McFadden Journalism Scholarship is a renewable award, with preference given to an incoming minority student who plans to major in the Department of Journalism. 

Award Amount

$1,000 scholarship can be renewed for three additional years, if funding is available.

Criteria 

Preference will be given to an incoming minority student who plans to major in the Department of Journalism. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of at least a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply 

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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Granted by the Journalism Alumni Association, the Louis E. Ingelhart Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school journalistic achievement.

Award Amount

One-time award of $1,500, if funding is available.

Criteria

Awarded to an exceptional student journalist who demonstrates outstanding high school journalism service and has a strong commitment to professional journalism. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Bona Cress Press and Lawrence Press Journalism Scholarship is a renewable award to an incoming freshman declaring an intention to major in journalism. Preference is given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, non-Indiana residents, and/or bilingual students.

Award Amount

This $2,500 scholarship may be renewed up to three years, if funds are available.

Criteria

The recipient must maintain a 2.6 GPA in order to stay eligible. Preference is given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, non-Indiana residents, and/or bilingual students. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Michael Smith Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman journalism major with an academic index of 3.0 or higher, or transfer student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum SAT score of 1000 (old system) or 1500 (new system), or an ACT score of 21.

Award Amount

$1,000 scholarship may be renewed up to three additional years, if funds are available.

Criteria

Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman journalism major with an academic index of 3.0 or higher, or transfer student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum SAT score of 1000 (old system) or 1500 (new system), or an ACT score of 21. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Theresa C. and Leonard S. Sowar Journalism Student Scholarship is a one-time award established by Mrs. Francis E. Stout in honor of her father and mother.

Award Amount

One-time award of $500, if funds are available.

Criteria

The award is for incoming freshmen to help with the cost of books and supplies. First preference is given to a Muncie resident, second preference to a non-traditional student and then to any entering journalism student. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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The Richard S. Simons Memorial Scholarship recognizes meritorious student service, academic achievement, and aptitude.

Award Amount

$500 scholarship may be renewed up to three additional years, if funds are available.

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman declaring intentions to major in journalism who demonstrates meritorious service, academic achievement and aptitude. Financial need may also be considered. If the recipient leaves the study of journalism, he or she will no longer be eligible for the award.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our online form and have a PDF copy of your transcript and any supporting materials ready for upload. We are no longer accepting paper applications.

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For Continuing Students

After your freshman year (and once you've declared a Department of Journalism major), you can apply for a number of scholarships for current or returning students. Some may be targeted to your major or concentration, while others factor in GPA, student media and organization involvement, etc. Scholarship amounts vary each year, but generally award between $500-$3,000 per scholarship. Online applications invitations will be distributed to all Department of Journalism majors in January. Department of Journalism majors who do not receive this invitation are encouraged to contact the Department of Journalism office for a replacement application link. The application deadline is in mid-February.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is given to a student who is majoring in the news concentration as an undergraduate or the journalism master’s degree program. Preference is given to a student who comes from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette circulation area, which includes Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

Criteria

Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate student in the Department of Journalism who strives for excellence in studies, skills and sensitivity and who demonstrates a genuine concern and appreciation for all people. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a Delaware County (Ind.) high school with high moral character and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is given to an undergraduate student in journalism who has demonstrated active involvement in the department, student media and student organizations. Preference is given to students majoring in magazine or working with Ball Bearings online or print magazine and with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Criteria

Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be a sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a major in the Department of Journalism. Applicants must have contributed to the department through extracurricular activities such as student organizations, student jobs or student media. Minimum GPA is 2.9.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is for a Department of Journalism undergraduate major who has outstanding scholastic achievement. Financial need is a determining factor but not necessarily a governing factor. This scholarship is derived from the income of a gift honoring a former Orient editor, Ann Correvont, and her husband.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship honors Sharley B. DeMotte, who founded journalism instruction at Ball State. Recipient should be an undergraduate journalism department major, have at least sophomore standing when the scholarship is used, and have a demonstrated financial need.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is for a student majoring in journalism who works for the Daily News. David Knott is a former Daily News adviser and continues to support current students and alumni of the department.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is for a student majoring in journalism.  The student must have at least sophomore status by August 20 of the scholarship year and a GPA of 3.0/4.0. Preference will be given to students who graduated from a high school in The Star Press circulation area and who have been active in student media or have professional media experience.

 

Criteria

This one-year scholarship will be given to a current undergraduate student with a journalism department major who meets university criteria as a non-traditional student.  The student must be at least 23 years of age by August 20, 2012. The scholarship is derived from the interest from the Holmes-McFadden Memorial gift to the department.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is for a journalism department undergraduate major. Preference is given to a student within the university-recognized minority population. The scholarship is derived from the interest from the Holmes-McFadden Memorial gift to the department.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is for a journalism department undergraduate major who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in journalism department student publications and organizations, and/or other campus or non-profit organizations, especially in positions related to the student’s major.

Criteria

Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate journalism major who has worked for the Daily News for a minimum of one year and who continues working for the Daily News during the scholarship year.

Criteria

Recipients of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate major in the Department of Journalism. Applicants must be Indiana residents.

Criteria

Recipients of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate majoring in the Department of Journalism. Preference given to a graduate of Jay County (Ind.) High School.

Criteria

This scholarship is awarded to a student who will be a senior during the year the scholarship funds are distributed.  Students should be active in student publications and the award is based solely on academic performance.  No application required.

Criteria

Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate news major who has completed the pre-journalism program and has a serious commitment to newspaper journalism.

Criteria

Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate public relations major and show outstanding potential in the field.  Scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual Vernon C. Schranz Distinguished Lectureship in Public Relations.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for. 

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

To be used in the sophomore, junior or senior year by students majoring in the journalism department and in the sequence/major that corresponds to the one-year scholarship applied for.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship is given to an undergraduate student in the Department of Journalism who has demonstrated excellence in reporting for a campus publication and/or an off-campus media assignment(s).  The recipient is expected to present clips which support the application.

Criteria

Awarded to provide financial assistance to a full-time Ball State University undergraduate student who is a Daily News staff member. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Criteria

To be used for the senior year of school. In addition to the general journalism requirements, applicants must be women who are effective and active members of the staff of a campus student publication.  This scholarship has been established in memory of Pamela Forbes, who was a journalism major at Ball State.

Criteria

Recipients of this one-year scholarship must be current graduate students in the department’s public relations program.

Criteria

This one-year scholarship will be given to a current graduate student who will have completed at least six credit hours at the graduate level in journalism or public relations at Ball State when the scholarship is used.

Criteria

To provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in Advertising. Recipient should possess a passion for creativity and thinking outside the box in and out of the classroom.

This scholarship was established as a memorial to telecommunications alumnus Bill Bryant in honor of his passion for sports production.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021.
  • actively enrolled in a major or minor in telecommunications, with a digital sports production concentration
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • junior standing (60+ credits) at the time of application
  • demonstrated evidence of mentoring underclassmen
  • must be enrolled at Ball State in a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award summer ‘21, fall ‘21, or spring ‘22).
  • demonstrated skills to produce/direct live sports, as verified by the senior director of digital sports production.
  • demonstrated writing skills and creativity through visual composition and post-production

How to Apply

A complete application for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • 1-2 page essay on why you deserve this scholarship, documenting your achievements in sports production.
  • Current DegreeWorks audit

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

This scholarship was established as a memorial to telecommunications student Chad Muller in honor of his creativity and dedication to production.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 
  • major in telecommunications at Ball State
  • senior standing (90+ credits)
  • preference given to those pursuing a concentration in digital production or emerging media
  • likely to pursue a career in film/video editing
  • consistently involved in student, personal, and/or professional TCOM projects
  • enrolled at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award summer ’21, fall ’21, or spring ’22)

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021.

  • high potential for success in the telecommunications industry, regardless of GPA
  • demonstrated financial need
  • preference given to African-American students
  • proof of secured internship
  • actively enrolled as a major or minor in telecommunications at Ball State at the time of application
  • must enroll in TCOM 391 at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer ’21, fall ’21, spring ’22).
  • meet all telecommunications internship requirements

Following completion of their internships, recipients are required to write an evaluation paper on the following:

  • What the internship meant to you.
  • The significance of the internship in preparing you to work in the media.
  • Suggest how to make the internship experience more useful.

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarships were established in the 1985-1986 school year by David M. Letterman, a 1970 radio-television graduate of Ball State. Mr. Letterman’s intention is to continue these scholarships indefinitely, and in no event for less than 10 years. In 1987 he guaranteed that intention by depositing $90,000 in the Ball State Foundation. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to Ball State majors and minors in telecommunications.

Award Amounts

  • $10,000 for the winner
  • $5,000 for the first runner-up
  • $3,333 for the second runner-up

These awards apply to the next academic year.

Eligibility

  • have between 30 and 102 credits at the end of the Fall semester
  • major or minor in telecommunications with at least 12 credits at the time of application
  • continue as a full-time student for the Fall and Spring semester following the awards presentation

Criteria

  • Grades are not to be a criterion or condition for eligibility, evaluation or consideration, but a recipient’s grades must be high enough to meet minimum enrollment requirements of Ball State University and the Department of Telecommunications.
  • Each scholarship is to be awarded on the primary basis of creativity. This may be in the form of a written project, a research effort, an audio project, interactive media project, a computer graphics design, website, or similar presentation, so long as it can be defined as creative in the area of telecommunications. The submission should be the "intellectual property of one person," not a team. If this is a collaborative effort, only one person can be designated the winner. The group will be required to select the designee and submit that person’s name, in writing, with signatures of everyone involved in the collaborative group.
  • The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarships will be awarded regardless of such non-pertinent factors as race, creed, sex, national origin, ethnic background, or handicap. It is understood that the recipients of the scholarships shall give their consent to publicity regarding the scholarships and will provide a copy of their entry to be included in the Letterman Scholarship Library.

Evaluation

A committee of Telecommunications faculty and two graduate students will evaluate your creative endeavor. Each evaluator will work independently of the others. An administrative coordinator will tally and rank the results. The department will present the award at the Telecommunications Awards Banquet.

Project Summary

Attach no more than two pages explaining how you conceived, developed, and prepared your creative project. Be sure to credit all outside assistance in whatever way you received it. This is to be the vision of an individual, not a team. Though some entries might necessitate a crew, the submission should still be the intellectual property of one person. The group will need to select the designee and submit that person’s name, in writing, with signatures of everyone involved in the collaborative group.

Additional Copies

All winners must provide copies of their entries to be included in the Letterman Scholarship Library as well as an additional copy to the department’s administrative coordinator to send to Mr. Letterman.

Required Proof

All winners may need to provide a review board with proof of their project’s authenticity. It’s important to keep all source materials for the review. Failure to comply with the interview process will jeopardize your award.

Questions?

Please contact Wes Gehring or Kris Scott.

Download the Application (PDF)

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Joe Misiewicz, former professor and chairperson of the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State. The award honors “Dr. Joe” for his commitment to the department, his passion for teaching, and his contribution to the field of broadcast media over the years.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • actively enrolled as a major or minor in telecommunications at Ball State, preferably in the sales and promotion concentration
  • minimum 3.0 GPA overall on a 4.0 scale
  • junior standing (60+ credits) at the time of application
  • demonstrated leadership at Ball State
  • enrolled for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer ’21, fall ’21,  or spring ’22)

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet 
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • Current DegreeWorks audit
  • one-page, typed, double spaced essay on how you have demonstrated leadership at Ball State

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • actively enrolled as a major or minor in telecommunications at Ball State at the time of application
  • internship may not be for a company that is owned or operated by a relative of the proposed intern
  • enrolled in TCOM 391 at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer '21, fall '21, or spring '22).
  • demonstrated commitment to telecommunications activities and personal excellence
  • at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all courses completed at Ball State for the semester immediately preceding the date of application
  • meet all internship requirements
  • junior or senior standing (60+ credits) at the time of application
  • submit a 1-2 page statement demonstrating writing ability and indicating why the scholarship is needed to participate in an internship

Following completion of their internships, recipients are required to write an evaluation paper on the following:

  • What the internship meant to you.
  • The significance of the internship in preparing you to work in the media.
  • Suggest how to make the internship experience more useful.

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
  • Resume (1-page only)   
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)   
  • Current DegreeWorks audit   
  • Evidence of financial need may also be submitted   
  • 1-2 page statement demonstrating the student’s writing ability and indicating why the student needs the scholarship to participate in an internship.

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The Molly Dailey Internship Scholarship is an award to help students with expenses related to the pursuit of an internship.

Award Amount

$1,000 - $3,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • actively enrolled at Ball State as a telecommunications major
  • at least a 2.5 GPA in courses completed at Ball State through the semester immediately preceding the date of application and no course grades lower than a C
  • citizens of the U.S. and Indiana will be given preference
  • enrolled in TCOM 391 at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer '21, fall '21, or spring '22).
  • meet all TCOM internship requirements

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet 
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • Current DegreeWorks audit
  • 2-3 page essay, typed, on why the internship is vital to the student’s future career plans

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

This scholarship was established by the family of Morry E. Mannies, the “Voice of the Cardinals”, to honor Morry’s fifty years of broadcast sports announcing.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • junior or senior standing (60 + credits) as a telecommunications major at the time of application
  • preference given to applicants with sportscasting experience
  • declared interest in sportscasting
  • consideration given to academic achievement
  • enrolled at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer '21, fall '21, or spring '22).

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet 
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • Current DegreeWorks audit
  • 1-page essay, typed, double-spaced, declaring your interest in a career in sportscasting

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

This scholarship was established by Scott Swim, an alumnus of the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • actively enrolled at Ball State as a major or minor in telecommunications
  • at least a 3.0 overall GPA in courses completed at Ball State through the semester immediately preceding the date of application
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in telecommunications courses
  • enrolled in TCOM 391 at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer '21, fall '21, or spring '22).
  • meet all telecommunications internship requirements
  • preference given to out-of-state internships
  • provide two letters of support indicating you have the skills to work in a media environment

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet 
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • Current DegreeWorks audit
  • Provide two letters of support indicating you have the skills to work in a media environment

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

This scholarship was created by former chair, Dr. Joe Misiewicz. It has continued to grow by donations on behalf of past and present telecommunications faculty.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual TCOM Awards Banquet on April 29, 2021. 

  • actively enrolled at Ball State as a telecommunications major or minor at the time of application
  • enrolled in TCOM 391 at Ball State for a semester that falls within the 12 months immediately following the announcement of the award (summer '21, fall '21, or spring '21).
  • meet all TCOM internship requirements
  • provide a 1-2 page statement on why this scholarship would benefit you during the internship
  • at least a 3.0 overall GPA in courses completed at Ball State through the semester immediately preceding the date of application
  • junior or senior standing (60+ credits) at the time of application

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

  • TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
  • Resume (1-page only)
  • Personal biography (approx. 200 words)
  • Current DegreeWorks audit
  • A 1-2 page statement on why this scholarship would benefit you during the internship
  • Evidence of financial need may also be submitted

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

This award honors 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 (1992-97). In a nearly 40-year career in broadcast journalism, he reported on 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.

AWARD AMOUNT

$1,000

CRITERIA

  • To recognize students who demonstrate the highest ethics in journalistic conduct illustrated by a commitment to integrity, accuracy, fairness and thoroughness in reporting. Students should demonstrate impartiality yet show compassion in covering issues that affect our nation and world affairs.
  • To award students who develop thorough content knowledge and who apply themselves not only inside but outside the classroom. Award recipients should produce a significant portfolio while remaining committed to verifying facts, providing a balance of viewpoints and demonstrating respect for sources and individuals impacted by their stories.
  • Full-time undergraduate students majoring in Telecommunications/Journalism News with a minimum of 30+ credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Awards can be used for tuition and fees; books and classroom materials; and expenses related to securing a first job in news following graduation that includes but is not limited to: the production of media and resumes, application fees, and travel that are a part of the job search process.
  • Selection will be at the discretion of the department chair and scholarship committee.

HOW TO APPLY

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University students in accordance with the following preferences:

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

 
  • Student must be admitted to Ball State University and be accepted into the Digital Sports Production track (Sports Link); and
  • Student must be pursuing a career in sports media or the sports industry at large and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated leadership at Ball State or in high school.

How to Apply

A complete application packet for this scholarship includes:

See TCOM Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for submission instructions. 

Submission Deadline: Monday April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.