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The Ball State University Foundation presents the Top 100 Student Awards. This program honors 100 outstanding Ball State University undergraduate students who excel in three categories: academic excellence, campus leadership, and community impact. These Cardinals represent Beneficence both in and out of the classroom.

Important Dates

  • August 22: Nominations Open
  • November 7: Nominations Close, Letter of Recommendations Due
  • November 30: Applications Close
  • Mid-February: Announcement of Top 100 Student Awards
  • March 25, 2023: Top 50 Outstanding Student Awards Recognition Event

Who is Eligible

  • Current full-time enrolled juniors and seniors in good standing with the University seeking their first bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.
  • Completed 60 overall credit hours applicable to his/her degree. Credits can include transfer credits.
  • Cannot be designated as a Top 100 student more than twice—typically once as a junior and once as a senior. Top 25 recipients are not eligible for Top 100 more than once.

Nominate a Student

If you know an outstanding Ball State junior or senior who excels in academic excellence, campus leadership, and community impact, take a moment to submit your nomination for them.

Past Recipients

View a list of past Top 100 Student Award Recipients.