Family and Consumer Sciences

Scholarships Available for Incoming Freshmen

Applications for the EA and EE Burgess Scholarship, Helen J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship, Warner Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship and Joyce Rasdall Scholarship may be obtained by clicking Schlorship Incoming Freshman App 2013 , and also include the reference form or by contacting:

Pam Stigall, Chairperson of Schlorship Committee

Department of Family and Consumer Science   

Applied Technology Building RM 150

Ball State University

Muncie, IN  47306-0250

Phone:(765)285-5923
Fax:  (765) 285-2314

  • EA and EE BURGESS SCHOLARSHIP: Open to students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the beginning of the school year. Students must be graduates of either, Muncie Central HS or Connersville HS, and pursuing Hospitality and Food Management, Dietetics, or Vocational FCS Education. Minimum GPA of 2.0 (preferably 2.0 - 3.4 range). Amount varies year to year; generally $600. Must demonstrate financial need as determined on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • HELEN J. SNYDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Open to students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the beginning of the school year. Preference will be given to HOSPITALITY AND FOOD MANAGEMENT and DIETETICS majors with a financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Amount varies year to year; generally multiple awards $200-700. 
  • JOYCE RASDALL SCHOLARSHIP: Open to students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the beginning of the school year. Preference will be given to Family and Consumer Sciences Interior Design majors. Amount varies from year to year.
  • WARNER FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP: Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the beginning of the school year. Amount varies year to year; generally multiple awards $300-600.
  • RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
    (RPM) ADVISORY BOARD MERIT ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP: 
    One scholarship in the amount of $2500 will be awarded to an incoming freshman. This scholarship is renewable in that amount up to three additional years for a total of $10,000 to the recipient. The recipient of the award will be known as a RPM Advisory Board Merit Scholar. The following link will take you to the guidelines: RPM Advisory Board Merit Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms must be completed by the University deadline. Check with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for the exact date.

Other scholarships available to incoming freshmen: (Please contact the Office of Admissions for information. Also note these scholarships will be awarded to students who have declared their major, or minor in the case of the Johnston Family Scholarship, in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences and have received admission to Ball State University by early December of the year prior to their entry to the University.)

  • AUDREY MALONE FINN SCHOLARSHIP: For information, contact the Office of Admissions. Open to incoming freshmen. Preference will be given to Family and Consumer Sciences EDUCATION majors. Amount varies generally $1000-2000. Financial need not a priority consideration. Must be an Indiana State citizen. Entering freshmen may receive the award if they were a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA or FHA/HERO) in high school and have a "B" average. Scholarship is renewable.
  • JOHNSTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: For information, contact the Office of Admissions. Open to incoming freshmen. Preference is given to:
    a.  Full-time incoming freshmen students entering the Miller College
    of Business with an academic index of 3.0 or higher, or transfer
    students with a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    b. Preference will be given to Miller College of Business students, and Miller College of Business students who are also pursuing a major or
    minor in Family and Consumer Sciences
    .
    c.  SAT score of 1500 on a scale of 2400, or the equivalent on a similar
    exam such as the ACT.
    d.  Financial need may be considered but is not necessary to receive this
    award.
    e.  Scholarship is renewable for three years thus allowing a total of four
    years eligibility provided the student continues to meet the stated criteria and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    f. Scholarship is offered based on admission application information, such as major/minor and GPA/test scores.  Students do not apply, but are offered the scholarship if eligible and must accept or decline the scholarship by a date indicated in the offer.

Other scholarships available for students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences:                      

MILDRED MOORE SCHOLARSHIP - This renewable scholarship will be for an incoming freshman.  You must meet the following criteria.

    a.  Must be an incoming freshman to apply.

    b.  Must meet the following criteria:

        -submit application which includes essay and activities/leadership

        -include two reference forms from High School teachers and one reference form from the School Guidance Counselor

        - declared major in FCS Department

        - other selection criteria which must be demonstrated:

        1)  strong intellectual ability, high motivation, and excellent personal standards addressed in the reference forms

        2)  grade point average of 3.5 or above

    c.    Criteria for maintaining the scholarship:

        - complete a minimum of one course in their FCS major each semester.

        - be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) each semester and demonstrate progress toward a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.    

        - maintain a 3.5 GPA (no rounding) in their major AND at least a 3.0 GPA overall.

        - individuals must maintain membership and involvement in an FCS student organizatin and hold a leadership role.

        -Failure to comply with all of these criteria will result in the loss of your scholarship.

4.   Deadlines:   Moore scholarship applications, essays, rubrics of recommendation must be submitted to Pam Stigall by March 1st no later than 4:00 pm.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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