Topics: Alumni, Awards, Faculty, Foundation, Students

February 12, 2024

2023 Top 100 Students ceremony, Ball State University

The Ball State University Foundation today announced the recipients of the University’s third-annual “Top 100 Student Awards.”

This annual awards program recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates who represent the spirit of Beneficence, Ball State’s institutional statue and icon that symbolizes the generosity of the five Ball brothers whose land donation to the State of Indiana allowed the University to flourish.

The complete list of Ball State’s 2024 Top 100 Students can be found on the Foundation’s website.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to honor Ball State’s top junior and senior undergraduate students for a third year through the ‘Top 100 Student Awards’ program,” said Lola Mauer, associate vice president of engagement and strategy at the Ball State University Foundation. “This program continues to be enlightening each year, with the pride of Ball State students evident not only in their academic achievements but also in the positive contributions they make to our campus and the community.”

Ball State announced the creation of its Top 100 Student Awards program in the 2021-22 academic year, resulting in almost 200 nominations. Last year, the Foundation received nominations from every academic college.

This year, there was no nomination process for qualifying junior and senior students. Students, who could apply for the honor directly on the Foundation’s website, were required to upload a letter of recommendation from a Ball State faculty or staff member, professional employee, or graduate student. Applications were scored by select Ball State alumni based on four categories: academic excellence, campus leadership, community impact, and a miscellaneous set of requirements.

The students with the top 50 scores have been invited to attend an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 23, where the Foundation will announce its Top 25 students for 2024. The Foundation will also recognize all Top 100 Student Award recipients during One Ball State Day on Wednesday, April 3.

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