Deciding on how to pay for your education is just as critical as what school you will attend and your major area of study.

Your first stop should be the Ball State Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, which has information about federal grantsscholarships, work-study loans, and other options.

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for any available graduate assistantships. Positions in the Department of Computer Science may be limited, but a number of other departments are also seeking assistance. Besides gaining valuable teaching, research, and administrative experience, graduate assistants receive a waiver on tuition, a stipend, and some privileges.

The Department of Computer Science is fortunate to be able to offer two scholarships for our students.

The Dr. Stephen Hepler Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or graduate students. Selection is based on prior academic accomplishments, and the recipient must be an Indiana resident. The scholarship was established by Catherine Hepler in memory of her son, a 1965 alumnus.

The Clinton P. Fuelling Memorial Scholarship is available to all undergraduate computer science majors, although preference is given to juniors and seniors. The scholarship is used to recruit or retain high ability students, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all classes is required for consideration.

Scholarships and graduate assistantships are highly competitive, so become familiar with the procedures and application process.

For more information on these scholarships, please contact us.