The Miller College of Business offers many scholarships and awards for full-time undergraduate and graduate students in business majors, totaling more than $500,000 annually.

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

All incoming freshmen (current high school students admitted to Ball State) are automatically considered for the freshmen awards. No separate application is required. Some scholarships require submission of SAT/ACT scores.

  • Anthony W. and Marla D. Smith Merit Scholarship
  • Colonel William and Lucille Head Bright Accounting Scholarship (Accounting)
  • Dr. Chu-Yuan and Alice Cheng Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • Duke Realty Corporation Freshman Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • E. Virginia Johnson Business Scholarship
  • Estel V. and Mildred E. Marsh Scholarship in Business
  • Miller College of Business Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • Pond Family Scholarship
  • Porter Family Foundation Business Scholarship
  • The James D. and Sarah T. Robinson Scholarship
  • White Merit Scholarship in Memory of Edith and Carlos White
  • William A. and Carolyn A. Carter Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison (Accounting)

More Information

To find out more information about our scholarships, contact the Miller College Office of Undergraduate Programs by email or calling 765-285-5329.

Scholarships for Current Students

In order to be eligible for a Miller College of Business Scholarship or Award, an applicant must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at Ball State University during the terms of the award (Undergraduate and Graduate Students are eligible to apply)
  • be a Miller College of Business major
  • complete and submit the online scholarship application

Applications  for the 2021-2022 academic year scholarships are no longer being accepted.

Preference will be given to students admitted to the Miller College of Business (seniors and juniors). While there is no minimum GPA requirement for application, some scholarships have a GPA minimum. If more than one application is received for a student, only the most recent one will be considered.

Scholarships and awards are supported primarily by donations to the Ball State University Foundation. A small percentage of donors require that financial need be established for the award of the scholarship. This will require completion of the FAFSA form available in the Ball State University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (Lucina Hall, room 245). Most other awards may be made on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to financial need. In order for the committee to get an accurate picture of your financial situation, please fill out the application fully.

Please note: All scholarships are awarded for a one-year period (two semesters), and an annual application for renewal is required; however, application does not guarantee receipt of an award.

  • Allardt Business Scholarship
  • Arnott Family Scholarship
  • Business Scholarships
  • Charles V. Sursa Memorial Scholarship
  • CTS Corporation Scholarship
  • Elsie H. Foreman Scholarship
  • Ermal W. Marsh Scholarship
  • Ethel Himelick Altrusa Scholarship
  • Frank B. Bernard Scholarship
  • Frank T. Bryan and William R. Bryan Memorial Scholarship
  • Fred M. and Mildred Kitselman Crapo Scholarship
  • George E. Harris Memorial Scholarship
  • George R. Terry Scholarship
  • Harold and Isabella Legg Memorial Scholarship
  • Holmes-McFadden Business Scholarship
  • John and Esther Findling Class of 1933 Scholarship
  • John D. Gentis Scholarship Fund
  • Johnston Family Scholarship for the Miller College of Business
  • Karl Harford Good Samaritan Award
  • Linda Wilson-Moser Memorial Scholarship
  • M.E. Studebaker Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mearl & Lolita Guthrie Scholarship
  • Meek Memorial Business Scholarship
  • Michele Padock Dow and Ronald Dow Scholarship
  • Miller College of Business Endowment
  • Mutual Federal Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
  • N.G. Gilbert Business Scholarship
  • Richard L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert and Laura Bullock Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Henry and Clydia Alice Myers Scholarship
  • Robert P. and Margaret Strattan Bell Scholarship
  • S. Elaine Pollert Gorski Scholarship for Women in Business
  • Stanley L. Wadman Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Taftali Memorial Scholarship
  • The Michael K. Troyer Memorial Scholarship
  • TJ Ault Business Leadership Scholarship
  • William and Maudames Conner Business Scholarship
  • William Moser and Ball State University Better Business Bureau Scholarship

The Miller College of Business offers several scholarships and awards for graduate students in business programs.

Scholarships for graduate students in business programs include:

  • Erdogan Kumcu Memorial Fund for International Development - in partnership with Instanbul University
  • Ernestine R. Scott Scholarship - resident of Indiana
  • Techsmith LLC Business Management Scholarship - based on merit
  • Terry International Graduate Scholarship - graduates of schools in Mexico, Central America, or South America
  • The Taftali Memorial Scholarship - for students of Turkish origin and/or finance majors

Other Awards

  • Graduate Assistantships (apply by March 1 for assistantships that start Fall Semester)
  • Graduate Merit Fellowships


To find out more information about the scholarships, contact the Office of MBA and Graduate Certificate Programs at 765-285-1931 or Student Services at 765-285-5329.

Many undergraduate scholarships are dedicated to students within specific departments, majors, or programs within the Miller College of Business:

Department of Accounting

  • Accounting Scholarships
  • Anthony W. and Marla D. Smith / Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • BKD, LLP - Roger A. Bertram Memorial Scholarship
  • BKD, LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul Parkison
  • BSU Indiana CPA Society Scholarship
  • Carl R. George Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student
  • Ernst & Young Scholarship
  • G. Steven and Kelli Burrill Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Green-Akers Accounting Scholarship
  • James L. and Edward J. Wainscott Accounting Scholarship Fund
  • Jim and Marybeth Lintzenich Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • John D. and Lilly S. Harris Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Joseph F. and Glenna L. Long Accounting Scholarship
  • Ken White / Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Niel C. and Karen M. Ellerbrook Accounting Scholarship in honor of Joseph W. Jackson
  • Niel C. and Karen M. Ellerbrook Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Paul W. Parkison Accounting Scholarship
  • Philip A. Trowbridge Memorial Scholarship
  • Sikich LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul Parkison
  • Somerset CPA’s Scholarship
  • Steve H. Parker Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Thomas R. Ertel/Arthur Andersen LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Whitinger & Company LLC Grant-In-Aid Fund
  • William R. Hole Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Blue & Co. LLC Scholarship

Department of Economics

  • Economics Scholarship
  • John W. and Colleen M. Hannaford Scholarship

Department of Finance and Insurance

  • Central Indiana Chapter - CPCU Scholarship
  • Christofolis Family Scholarship
  • Crask Family Finance Scholarship
  • Dr. Grant and Helen Wells Scholarship
  • First Merchants Insurance Services, Inc.
  • IWCI Betty Croshaw Memorial Scholarship
  • The Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Scholarship
  • Jack Peckinpaugh Insurance Scholarship
  • Jim and Lisa Schrader Fund
  • Joseph E. and Julia W. Shoaf Scholarship
  • Kightlinger & Gray, LLP Scholarship
  • Mark T. Wenclewicz Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Morris Family Fund
  • Morrison-Galliher Insurance Scholarship
  • NAIFA - East Central Indiana Award Fund
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Agents Insurance Education Fund
  • The Numan A. Williams Insurance Endowment Fund
  • Risk Management Insurance
  • Paul Weaver Insurance Scholarship
  • Risk Management Insurance
  • Shultz Insurance Agency Scholarship

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

  • Information Systems and Technology Award
  • Josephine Saunders Fund
  • June Dick Memorial Scholarship
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Fund
  • Todd and Angela Hollowell Scholarship

Department of Management

  • George R. Terry Management Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Charles Kalil and Roy M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • J. Burgess Memorial Scholarship
  • Marianne Glick Scholarship
  • Residential Property Management Scholarships (advisory board merit, graduate student, general, senior, and travel awards)
  • Ronald A. Minichillo Entrepreneurship Venture Development Award
  • Weidner Scholarship in Residential Property Management
  • Van Laningham Scholarship Fund

Department of Marketing

  • Burkhart Advertising Scholarship
  • Carolyn E. Galloway Memorial Scholarship
  • Elliot and Estelle Nelson and Family Scholarship
  • Robert E. Kennett Memorial Scholarship