The Miller Leadership Academy seeks applicants who demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Wallace T. Miller, Jr., a successful and generous business leader for whom the program is named. The program is open to all students meeting the eligibility criteria, but strong consideration is given to students from underserved and historically marginalized populations whose presence will enhance the learning environment at the Miller College of Business through increased diversity.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Approximately 10-12 students will be accepted into the Miller Leadership Academy each year. The program is highly selective but also holistic in the selection process. Academics are important, but other qualities are of equal if not greater importance. Students with strong leadership skills and experience as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving others are highly encouraged to apply.
Apply to be a Miller Leadership Academy Scholar: Eligibility Criteria
A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
First-year college student seeking their first undergraduate degree
Be admitted to Ball State University and declare a business major
Minimum high school GPA of a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
SAT and ACT Scores are optional
Demonstrated leadership qualities and experience
Demonstrated commitment to serving others
Involvement in extracurricular activities
Preference given to those who have overcome adversity
Once you receive admission to Ball State University with a business major, qualified students will automatically be provided with information about how to apply to the Miller Leadership Academy online. If you believe you are eligible for the program, but did not receive an email inviting you to apply, please contact us at email@example.com. The application deadline is February 1, 2023, at 11:59pm. After completing your application, you can continue to log in to your Admitted Student Portal to submit additional materials and check your application status.
The Miller Leadership Academy Selection Committee will meet shortly after the deadline. Finalists will be notified via email to schedule a 30–45-minute online interview via Zoom. Interviews will occur the 1st 2 weeks of February. Students who are selected to receive the Miller Leadership Academy Scholarship will be notified in late February 2023. Students selected as Miller Leadership Academy Scholars are required to attend the Miller Leadership Academy welcome event which will be held in early April 2023.
The application consists of: