The Lionel J. Neiman Scholarship was established in November 1986, to honor the late Professor Neiman's many contributions to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and to the Department's students. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually; the amount and the number of awards are dependent upon the endowment account’s balance.

Criteria for Awarding the Neiman Scholarship

  1. Only those students who will attend Ball State on a full-time basis during their senior year are eligible.
  2. Potential recipients must be criminal justice majors, must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, must have earned at least 63 credit hours toward the bachelor's degree, and must be planning to complete a criminal justice internship.
  3. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average or better at the time of application.
  4. Among additional considerations for the award are financial need, and university and community service activities.
  5. There is no residency requirement.
  6. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual regardless of sex, race, age, national origin, or ethnic background.
  7. Applications are available in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology office (NQ 278). The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

Selection Process
The chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the department faculty review the applications and select the recipient(s) for the awards. The chair will then inform the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the eligibility of the recipients and will contact the Ball State University Foundation to determine the availability of funds. The financial aid office will present the awards to the recipients, which are then applied to the student's tuition and fees.

The recipient will be selected by no later than March 21.