January 20, 2022
Financially challenged Ball State University students studying to become K-12 math and art teachers are eligible for new scholarships, thanks to the generosity of the late Bill and Evelyn Stokes. Last Fall, the William and Evelyn Stokes Foundation reached an agreement with the Ball State University Foundation to give $1 million in scholarships over the next four years to an unspecified number of students who demonstrate financial need.
December 10, 2021
The Miller College of Business at Ball State University has announced the launch of the Miller Leadership Academy. This new scholarship and support program will provide select incoming Ball State freshmen an $11,000 renewable scholarship—plus resources and services that focus on supporting underserved students financially, academically, and holistically.
December 8, 2021
Ball State University’s Guardian Scholars Program has won a 2021 Aging Out Institute (AOI) Award, which celebrates the effective strategies of organizations that work with youth who age out of foster care.
January 21, 2021
The Ball State Foundation is honoring the organization’s longtime legal counsel Jon Moll and his late wife through contributions to the Jon and Barbara Moll Scholarship, initiated by legal firm Defur Voran of Muncie.
January 14, 2021
A new scholarship at Ball State will help increase diversity among leaders in the special education field.
December 3, 2020
Teachers College receives $1.45 million gift that will assist students with diverse and economically-challenged backgrounds by providing them with financial assistance and comprehensive services.
March 31, 2020
Working with a faculty-staff team at Ball State on ALS-related research may have served as the springboard for Ball State University student Siara Sandwith, a junior from Evansville, Indiana, to earn a major national scholarship.
February 20, 2020
The George and Frances Ball Foundation and Ball State University are partnering to create an endowed scholarship initiative that will provide financial assistance for undergraduate students from Indiana.
November 12, 2018
Ball State undergraduates Maddie Clark and Kaitlin Gavenda are winners of the prestigious Udall Scholarship, a $7,000 award that celebrates student leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or to Native American nations.
May 30, 2017
Alumnus Arlesha Moore will attend the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom this fall as a 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient. The grant, established by the U.S. Department of State in 1946, provides funding for students and alumni to conduct research or teach English in more than 140 countries worldwide.
May 12, 2016
Ball State’s Amanda Kedzierski plans to pursue a career in oceanic and atmospheric science. She recently won the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
November 4, 2015
As a Fulbright Scholar, Ball State Professor Nihal Perera will research and teach urban planning in Myanmar.
May 11, 2015
Denise Blankenberger, who just completed her junior year in the Honors College and is studying architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning, has been named a 2015 Udall Scholar.
November 11, 2014
Senior Colin Hart is a finalist for a Marshall Scholarship. Together, the Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships are considered the two most prestigious, competitive scholarships in the nation.
August 21, 2014
Ball State has announced the names of high-achieving students who've captured top national honors during the 2013-14 academic year.
May 5, 2014
Luke Schmid, a Ball State junior studying pre-medicine and cellular/molecular biology with career ambitions of pursuing an MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, has been named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar.
April 22, 2014
Ball State junior Colin Hart is the university's first theater major to be selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Hart will receive a $5,000 scholarship and attend a weeklong retreat this summer in Tucson, Ariz., to network with other 2014 Udall Scholars.
August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
July 26, 2013
Three Ball State students and alumni will study abroad for the 2013-14 academic year as recipients of Fulbright Scholarships. Ball State's Fulbright recipients are Carly Bacurin, Abby Savage and Cynthia Smith. They will spend their academic year conducting research, studying and teaching English.
March 22, 2013
The Jim & Rita Myers Fund for Accounting Excellence has been established with $30,000 in contributions.
March 20, 2013
Alumnus Mike Smith has donated $125,000 to establish the Marilyn Weaver Faculty Fellowship.
March 1, 2013
Retired faculty members Don and Sue Whitaker have donated $25,000 to establish the Donald R. and Sue H. Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Endowment for incoming freshmen.
February 15, 2013
Longtime benefactor Mary Jane Sursa has given a $350,000 gift to the university's College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) to be used for the establishment of the Mary Jane Sursa Distinguished Professorship in Nursing.