Topics: Scholarships, College of Sciences and Humanities

June 8, 2007

A $50,000 estate gift will fund a new scholarship at Ball State.

The gift is from the estate of Janet Ross, a professor emeritus of English who taught at Ball State from 1961 until she retired in 1980. During her career, Ross also taught English as a second language classes to foreign students and was director of Ball State's master's degree program in teaching English as a foreign language.

Ross was a Fulbright Scholar and taught in the Netherlands. Her international travels also included time as a lecturer at the University of Panama and the Saga University in Japan. In addition, she was a visiting professor at Pontifica Universidade Catolica in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

The gift will fund the English Studies Scholarship to benefit Ball State students pursuing undergraduate, master's or doctoral degrees in English.

Availability of this scholarship fund is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State and its academic departments. For specifics about this scholarship, contact the English department in the College of Sciences and Humanities at (765) 285-8580.

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