The Graduate Merit Fellowship (GMF) program is designed to attract outstanding students to Ball State University’s master's in business administration program by offering those students an additional award of $2,000 above a department’s normal assistantship stipend.

All new GMF fellows must be new to the Graduate School for next summer or next academic year.  Funds for each student are available for one year and renewable for one additional year.  Students must remain in good academic standing to receive the renewal.
Students who meet the following eligibility criteria and complete the form will be considered for a GMF:
  1. The recipient must be a new full-time, on-campus graduate student, and hold an academic year assistantship.
  2. Graduate Merit Fellows should be of high academic caliber and be able to contribute fully to their department’s goals. The minimum baccalaureate GPA required for master’s-level students is 3.3.
  3. Master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs are eligible for the program, but the two-year maximum applies to all three program types.

For more information, please contact the Ball State Graduate School.