Parent Advisory Council Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Each year, the Parents Advisory Council awards scholarships to recognize students for past leadership contributions and future potential as a leader. The Office of Student Life sends postcards inviting incoming first-year students to apply. 

If you received a postcard, you may apply HERE. Applications must be received by March 15, 2015 for consideration.

Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and may not be a recipient of a Presidential, Whitinger, or Emens scholarship. The scholarship is reserved for students who are beginning their freshmen year in the fall of 2015.

A committee selects the 15 scholarship recipients in early April. Each one-time award is for $1,500 and is distributed at $750 per semester.

Scholarship Commitments

Recipients of the scholarship must participate in and assist with the first year of the Excellence in Leadership (EIL) program.  Specifically, scholarship winners will be required to:

  • Assist with fall recruitment (late August - late September)
  • Attend weekly workshops, held on Monday nights from 7pm - 9pm (September - April)
  • Attend keynote speakers
  • Attend the Fall Retreat (held on a Saturday during the fall semester)
  • Attend the Spring Leadership Conference (held on a Saturday during the spring semester)
  • Complete all required assignments and projects
  • Assist with spring recruitment (early March - early April)
  • Assist with promoting EIL programs and events

Find out more details about the Excellence in Leadership program here.

Application Process

Eligible students will begin receiving postcards in early February 2015. All applications must be submitted online. The application is available here.

Feel free to contact the Office of Student Life with any questions or concerns.

Excellence in Leadership
Student Center, room 133
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-2621
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