Topics: Scholarships, Teachers College

September 26, 2008

George Irving has donated $25,000 in memory of his late wife to create the Dr. June Irving Scholarship for Early Childhood Education. June Irving earned her master's and doctoral degrees from Ball State.

Irving attended Eastern Michigan University and received her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials from the University of Michigan.

She taught at elementary school in Chelsea, Mich.; East Palo Alto, Calif.; Oneonta, New York; and Muncie Community Schools. Irving became a professor of educational psychology at Ball State, where she remained for 22 years before retiring in 1993.

The scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in early childhood education. Recipients must have a passion for working with young children and maintain minimum standards for the program.

Availability of the Dr. June Irving Scholarship for Early Childhood Education is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State and its academic departments.  For specifics about this scholarship, contact the elementary education department at 765-285-8560.

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

By Chanel Richards