Topics: Administrative, Alumni, Miller College of Business, Scholarships

March 2, 2012

Kelli and G. Steven Burrill have committed funds of $50,000 to establish the Burrill Scholarship to recruit outstanding students to Ball State University as part of the University Scholars program.


Kelli Burrill graduated from Ball State with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1975. She began her career with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) as a certified public accountant before going into private practice acting as chief financial officer for several growing companies. She retired to be a homemaker in 1985 and has been a member of the Ball State University Foundation board of directors since 2008.


Steven Burrill is chief executive officer of Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based private merchant bank focused exclusively on life science companies. He has devoted his career to helping life science companies launch their operations and sustain growth in the face of a rapidly changing environment. Prior to founding Burrill & Company, he spent 28 years with Ernst & Young.


Availability of the Burrill Scholarship is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State. For more information about the scholarship and the University Scholars program, contact the Office of Admissions at 765-285-8300.

For more information about other scholarships available at Ball State, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 765-285-5600 or visit

By Kait Buck