Departmental Scholarships

Telecommunications Scholarships Application
: Main application for all departmental scholarships.  All scholarships are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, delivered to the TCOM office Ball Communication Building (BC) 201.

Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship



Scholarship Criteria: A) For full-time students who are first-quarter juniors through first-quarter seniors, who are majors or minors in telecommunications. B) Grades are not a criterion or condition for eligibility or consideration. C) Applicants must have reasonable expectation of becoming a professional in the telecommunications industry. D) Except for the first scholarship, each scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of a creative endeavor. This may be in the form of a written project, a research effort, an audio tape, a video tape, a film or similar presentation so long as it can be clearly defined as creative in the area of telecommunications. 

TCOM Faculty Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria:
A) Junior or Senior TCOM student at time of application; B) Minimum 3.0 grade point average out of 4.0 scale; C) Written commitment indicating acceptance for an internship; and D) One award of $1,000.

Molly Dailey Telecommunications Internship Fund
Scholarship Criteria:
Awards one to two scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000 each. A) Students majoring in telecommunications whose career paths lead them to internships in the large cities of the major markets. B) Preference will be given to citizens of the United States of America and the state of Indiana. C) Must be a full-time student. D) Grade point average and financial need will not be criteria for selection. E) Recipients will exemplify the high spirit and dedicated drive that characterized Molly Dailey and share her passion for a career in telecommunications. F) In the event the fund cannot be used for the purpose initially intended, the chair and the dean may revise its purpose, keeping in mind the donor’s original intent and matching it as closely as possible.


John Eiden Radio Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria:
A) Must be a telecommunications major at Ball State B) Minimum GPA 3.0 overall C) At least junior standing at the time of application D) Radio experience at IPR, WCRD or commercial station and E) Essay (maximum 500 words) on “What I’ve Learned in Radio.”


Morry E. Mannies Sportscasting Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria:
A) Junior or senior student majoring in telecommunications; B) Student should have a declared interest in sportscasting, as will be affirmed in the application process; C) Consideration will be given to academic achievements; D) Preference will be given to an applicant with sportscasting experience.


Chad Muller Editorial Scholarship


Scholarship Criteria: A) senior pursuing a major within telecommunications with first preference being given to those pursing the multimedia production option; B) student who is likely to pursue a career in film/video editing; and C) student who is consistently involved in student, personal, and/or professional TCOM projects.


“Dr. Joe” TCOM Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria:
A) Student majoring or minoring in telecommunications, preferably pursuing the sales option; B) Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; C) Junior standing at the time of the application; and D) Student who has demonstrated leadership at Ball State; E) Fixed award amount of $1,000.


Jim and Linda Needham TCOM Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria:
A) Junior or senior telecommunications student at the time of submission; B) Minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; C) Demonstrated commitment to TCOM activities and personal excellence; and D) Fixed award amount of $1,000.

Swim Family Scholarship
Guidelines Scholarship Criteria:
A) students majoring in telecommunications. B) Minimum 3.0 grade point average in TCOM and overall; C) students receiving credit for an internship during the 2012-2013 school year.


Comcast TCOM Fellowship

Scholarship Criteria: A) Students majoring in TCOM production option; B) Minimum 3.0 GPA  in TCOM and overall GPA of 3.0; C) sophomore/junior standing at the time of application; D) must be available for the 2012-2013 academic year.


LIN Media/TCOM Internship

Scholarship Criteria: A) Students majoring in TCOM; B) minimum 3.0 GPA in TCOM and overall; C) junior standing at time of application.

Dave and Lucy Smith TCOM Internship for Minorities


Scholarship Critieria: A) Students majoring in TCOM and doing an internship, B) students with high potential in the telecommunications industry, regardless of GPA, C) demonstrated financial need D) preference will be given to African American students or minorities.




University Scholarships

Undergraduate Fellowship Program ($800): designed to enrich contact between outstanding undergraduates and productive faculty. Contact the Ball State University Honors College Office by telephone, 765-285-1024; fax, 765-285-2072; or visit the Honors College office.

National Scholarships

Useful links to search for national scholarships and fellowships.

Department of Telecommunications
Ball Communication Building (BC) 201
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1480
Fax: 765-285-9278
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