At Ball State, 80 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid. The Department of Elementary Education offers several scholarship opportunities to our students.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Student Scholarships

The scholarship is renewable at the discretion of the Elementary Education Scholarship Committee.

Criteria

  • students in elementary education who are enrolled in 12 credits or more
  • preferably a graduate of an accredited high school in the state of Indiana
  • funding to be used for tuition and fees

Criteria

  • full-time sophomore, junior, or senior
  • major in elementary education at Ball State
  • demonstrated financial need
  • minimum GPA of at least 3.0 overall
  • resident of Indiana at the time of the award

Criteria

  • junior or senior
  • major in early childhood education
  • possess a passion for working with young children
  • maintain standards for the program

Criteria

  • junior
  • at least a 3.2 GPA overall on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

Faculty nominate students for the scholarship. The Departmental Honors Committee selects the students who receive the award.

Criteria

  • major in elementary education
  • from Daleville or Middletown, Indiana

This scholarship is renewable at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee.

Criteria

  • major in elementary education

The award shall be renewed for each succeeding undergraduate year so long as the recipient maintains the minimum GPA necessary to remain enrolled at Ball State, with maximum renewal period equal to four academic years or eight semesters

Criteria

  • graduate from Franklin County High School or its successor high school
  • show interest in pursuing an elementary education degree at Ball State
  • demonstrate best potential as a future elementary teacher

Evidence of financial need is not necessary and shall not be considered.

If there is a year in which there are no qualified recipients, the interest shall be accumulated for future years.

Criteria

  • full-time student enrolled at Ball State
  • either completing junior status in their undergraduate studies and majoring in one of the certification programs offered by the Department of Elementary Education OR
  • enrolled in a graduate program in elementary education, early childhood education, or reading
  • demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm to enriching children's lives through reading and children's literature by: enrollment in reading, language arts, and children's literature courses; interest in
  • completion of an endorsement in reading; dedicated efforts through volunteer involvement, class work, or faculty recommendation
  • of high moral character
  • minimum GPA of 3.3 in major

Criteria

  • full-time undergraduate student
  • major in early childhood education or kindergarten/primary education
  • demonstrated financial need
  • possess a great desire to work with children
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Criteria

  • major in elementary education
  • engaged in field experiences, such as student teaching, in their final year of studies
  • demonstrated financial need

This scholarship is renewable at the discretion of the Department of Elementary Education providing the student meets the stated criteria.

Criteria

  • undergraduate or graduate student (undergraduate recipient(s) can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or transfer student)
  • major in elementary education
  • preferably have demonstrated financial need, but both merit and need shall be factors used to select a recipient

Criteria

  • major in elementary education

Criteria

  • major in elementary education

The scholarship can be renewed provided the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria and demonstrates a financial need.

Criteria

  • single parent who has legal and financial responsibility for a child under the age of 18
  • full or part-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Department of Elementary Education

Criteria

  • resident of Cass County, Indiana
  • major in elementary education

Criteria

  • major in elementary education
  • preferably enrolled in the EDEL-O England International experience
  • minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • financial need may be considered
  • demonstrated interest in personal and professional growth through international experiences

Recipient(s) should give a written report on their experience to the Department of Elementary Education upon completion of the experience.

Criteria

  • completed at least 45 credits, but not more than 95
  • demonstrate outstanding improvement of cumulative GPA since matriculation
  • earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Criteria

  • committed to the field of elementary education
  • demonstrate intellectual ability, academic achievement, and high personal standards

Two scholarships shall be awarded each year, one student for the fall semester and a different student for the spring semester.

Criteria

  • demonstrate financial need
  • major in elementary education

Note: This scholarship is also available for graduate students.

Two scholarships shall be awarded each year, one student for the fall semester and a different student for the spring semester.

Criteria

  • major in early childhood education
  • demonstrated financial need

Graduate Student Scholarships

Criteria

  • full-time student enrolled at Ball State
  • either completing junior status in their undergraduate studies and majoring in one of the certification programs offered by the Department of Elementary Education OR
  • enrolled in a graduate program in elementary education, early childhood education, or reading
  • demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm to enriching children's lives through reading and children's literature by: enrollment in reading, language arts, and children's literature courses; interest in
  • completion of an endorsement in reading; dedicated efforts through volunteer involvement, class work, or faculty recommendation
  • of high moral character
  • minimum GPA of 3.3 in major

This scholarship is renewable at the discretion of the Department of Elementary Education providing the student meets the stated criteria.

Criteria

  • undergraduate or graduate student (undergraduate recipient(s) can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or transfer student)
  • major in elementary education
  • preferably have demonstrated financial need, but both merit and need shall be factors used to select a recipient

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