Family and Consumer Sciences

Scholarships and Awards

A variety of scholarships and awards are available to undergraduate Residential Property Management (RPM) majors and RPM graduate students, made possible by the generosity of our industry partners.

RPM Advisory Board Merit Endowment Scholarship - The scholarship was established to provide the opportunity for outstanding students to pursue an academic degree in Residential Property Management in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Ball State University.  This is a scholarship available only to eligible students majoring in Residential Property Management (RPM).  The endowment for this scholarship was established in 2006 with gifts from the RPM Advisory Board and the Anthony G. Gorup Foundation.  For more information, the following link will take you to the RPM Advisory Board Merit Endowment Scholarship (PDF), and RPM Advisory Board Merit Scholarship Application.  Annually, at least one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to an incoming freshman.  This scholarship is renewable in that amount up to three additional years.  The recipient of the award will be known as a RPM Advisory Board Merit Scholar.

Marianne Glick Scholarship – A $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a student who has declared the undergraduate RPM major. Merit and need are both considered in awarding this scholarship. The award is made possible by an endowment from the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation, honoring their daughter Marianne.  The Gene B. Glick Co., is one of the nation's largest residential management companies. Marianne Glick Scholarship Guidelines Glick Scholarship. Funds will be applied to the student's college expenses.

RPM General Scholarships - Several tuition scholarships of $500 each are available each year to current undergraduate RPM majors. Scholarship funds are generated by annual contributions by members of the RPM Advisory Board. Applicants must be enrolled in or have already completed FCSPM 235 "Introduction to Residential Property Management," have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in the major.

RPM Senior Scholarship - One $1000 scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding undergraduate RPM major that will complete his/her degree in the following year. The student must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the major. Scholarship funds are generated by contributions made by Capital members of the RPM Advisory Board and named for individual member companies. The student selected for this award also serves as the Student Representative on the RPM Advisory Board.

RPM Graduate Student Scholarship – One or more tuition scholarships are available each year to RPM graduate students. Scholarship funds are generated by annual contributions by members of the RPM Advisory Board. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 GPA in the major. This year, one or more $1000 scholarships are available.

Weidner Scholarship - WEIDNER Scholarship in Residential Property Management is the largest award given to undergraduate or graduate students in the RPM program.  This award is possible because of the $1 million gift made by Dean Weidner of Weidner Apartment Homes, one of the national's largest owners of quality rental housing, based in Seattle with properties in Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Western Canada.  Weidner has been an active participant in the RPM program, long recognizing the quality of interns and employees that have been a part of the RPM program at Ball State.

IAA Conference Award – The Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) sponsors several students to attend the full conference of the Midwest Multi-Family Education Conference and Exposition which is usually held in the Fall each year in Indianapolis. The award is available to both undergraduate RPM majors and RPM graduate students.

NAA Conference Award – Up to four students are eligible each year to attend the National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Exposition. Both undergraduate RPM majors and RPM graduate students are eligible to apply. NAA provides complimentary registration for these students to attend the conference, and the RPM Advisory Board covers lodging expenses and provides a stipend for other travel costs.  This conference is usually held in June of each year.

Outstanding RPM Graduate – Each year, RPM faculty select an outstanding undergraduate RPM major who has graduated or will graduate in that academic year. The award is based on academic excellence, participation in RPM events and other extra-curricular activities, and other evidence that the student will succeed in the property management profession. The Indiana Apartment Association sponsors this award by providing complimentary registration for the award winner to attend the Midwest Multi-Family Conference in Indianapolis the following fall.

For additional information, contact Kay Piotrowicz, director of the Residential Property Management Program, in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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