At Ball State, 80 percent of our students qualify for financial aid. The Department of Special Education offers several scholarship opportunities to our students.

The source of the scholarships and the amount of the awards vary from year to year. Some of the commonly awarded scholarships are listed below.

Family and friends of David M. Meeks established this scholarship in June 1993 to help overcome financial barriers for student teachers.

Award Amount

Two awards of approximately $2,000 each.

Criteria

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher (at application time).
  • Achieve senior status by start of fall semester of the award year.
  • Be a full-time student both fall and spring semesters.
  • Be enrolled in special education student teaching either fall or spring semester.
  • Major in any area of special education.
  • Express a financial need.

How to Apply

PDF Applications are available in spring semester by request directed to Dr. Penny Craig via email at pcraig@bsu.edu. Please submit completed applications and required materials to 00arplassman@bsu.edu.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they wish, but only one scholarship will be awarded to any individual student.

Scholarships are awarded at the annual awards brunch, usually held in mid-April.

A bequest from Mary Jo DeVleeschower established this scholarship in 1993 to assist special education students majoring in the deaf education program.

Award Amount

One award of approximately $200 each.

Criteria

  • Achieve junior or senior status by fall semester.
  • Exhibit outstanding achievement as reflected by GPA.
  • Be a full-time student both fall and spring semesters.
  • Major in deaf education.

How to Apply

PDF Applications are available in spring semester by request directed to Dr. Penny Craig via email at pcraig@bsu.edu. Please submit completed applications and required materials to 00arplassman@bsu.edu.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they wish, but only one scholarship will be awarded to any individual student.

Scholarships are awarded at the annual awards brunch, usually held in mid-April.

This scholarship was created by David E. McIntosh Jr. and Constance E. McIntosh in honor of their families. The McIntosh family resides in Henry and Rush counties and the Ross family resides in Montgomery County. Both David and Constance came from working class families who valued education and social service.

Award Amount

One award in the amount of $500.

Criteria

  • Junior or senior special education major
  • Students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to students from Henry, Rushville, and Montgomery counties
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students

How to Apply

PDF Applications are available in spring semester by request directed to Dr. Penny Craig via email at pcraig@bsu.edu. Please submit completed applications and required materials to 00arplassman@bsu.edu.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they wish, but only one scholarship will be awarded to any individual student.

Scholarships are awarded at the annual awards brunch, usually held in mid-April.

Established in memory or Terri Reed who spent 30 years in public education. She had a passion for being the voice for her students. This scholarship is awarded to someone who will carry on and be an advocate and educator of students with special needs.

Award Amount

One award amount of approximately $1000.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate special ed major with a minimum of 40 credit hours in special education course work completed.
  • Student with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preference given to a student who has documented experience volunteering/working alongside people with special needs outside the BSU course work experience.

How to Apply

PDF Applications are available in spring semester by request directed to Dr. Penny Craig via email at pcraig@bsu.edu. Please submit completed applications and required materials to 00arplassman@bsu.edu.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they wish, but only one scholarship will be awarded to any individual student.

Scholarships are awarded at the annual awards brunch, usually held in mid-April.

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