The Ray Ashley Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ray Ashley, who devoted seventeen years to the promotion of Homecoming activities. This scholarship is given to help promote student involvement in Homecoming and provide recognition as well as financial assistance to Ball State University students who donate their time and talents to Homecoming.
A minimum of $5,000 shall be raised for this scholarship fund, which shall be held in trust, invested and disbursed by the Ball State University Foundation. The interest earned by the fund shall be used as the scholarship allocation each year. Awards are presented as individual stipends and many vary from year to year depending on funds available. The minimum stipend will be $500. In any year when an award is not made, the interest accrued shall be added to the corpus of the fund. Over the past several years, a stipend of $1,500 has been awarded to each recipient.
1. To be awarded annually to one or more Ball State University second year students or higher, but not to a graduate student, working on any of the Homecoming committees.
2. The recipient shall be selected by a committee composed of the following people:
Homecoming Faculty Advisor, Alumni ProgramsSt.A.R.T. Faculty Advisor, Alumni ProgramsPresident, St.A.R.T. Homecoming Steering Committee General Chairman (unless a candidate) Executive Director, Alumni Programs3. To be awarded to student(s) regardless of sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, or financial status of the student(s) and/or their parents. 4. The decisions of the Selection Committee shall be final. If, in the best judgment of the Committee, no suitable recipient exists, no award need be made.
1. All students involved in Homecoming activities from the previous fall are eligible for the Ray Ashley Memorial Scholarship. Students must complete the appropriate application by the stated deadline. Blank application forms are made available from the Alumni Programs. 2. The Selection Committee shall meet no later than the last week in January to review the applications and determine the scholarship recipient(s). 3. The name(s) of the recipient(s) and the amount of the award(s) will be forwarded to the Student Financial Aid Office no later than the first week of March. The Executive Director, Alumni Association shall in turn notify the recipient(s) and the appropriate offices. 4. No award will be made directly to a student, but will be credited to the student's fall term tuition and fees.
Ray Ashley Memorial Homecoming Scholarship Recipients 2012Sara McInerney2011Lily Barker2010Meaghan Sigman2009Chanel Richards
2008 Samantha Adamczewski
2007 Megan Burkett
2006 Ben Yoder
2005 Jessica Dinkelman 2004 Jennifer Roherty
2003 Courtney Lyman
2002 Jennifer Witman
2001 Ben Csikos
2000 Maya Crevonis
1999 Christopher Clark
1998 Kelli Hahn
1997 Dana Tillison
1996 Kiley E. Piper
1995 Kimberly L. Bland Lana D. Krstich
1993 Andrea J. Hancock
1992 Timothy J. Settles
1991 Charles C. Dennis Tracy J. Huckaby
1990 Tamara L. Cole
1989 Wendy J. Shipley
1988 Melissa L. Cooper
1987 Jane A. Speelman
1986 Shelly J. Howard
1985 Eleanor F. Speidel
1984 Linda M. Forthofer
1983 Wade B. Riedinger Lorraine K. Wean
1982 Beth A. Dotson
1981 Yowanda J. Bowens Jodie L. O'Brien
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