The Muriel and Irene Goldman Scholarship was established in 1998 with a gift from David W. Goldman and Irene Goldman-Price.

Irene Goldman-Price (then Irene Goldman) was deeply involved with women's studies and the Women's and Gender Studies Program during her years as a faculty member at Ball State University (1986-1997). She also served as the director of the program from 1991-1994.

The scholarship was established by Goldman-Price and her father in order to continue her commitment to students in women’s studies and as a loving memorial to Muriel Goldman, a talented, generous, and loving woman who believed in education for women as well as men.

  • One or two scholarships are made annually to full time student(s) with a declared major or minor in women's and gender studies.
  • Recipients must be in their junior or senior year of study and have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need; however, other qualified students also will be eligible for the award.
  • Awards will be made without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, physical and mental disability, age, or ancestry.
  • The Ball State University Foundation determines the annual availability of scholarship funds.
  • Award recipients are chosen by the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships during the spring semester (with funds becoming available for the following academic year).

The first Muriel and Irene Goldman Scholarship was awarded for the 2000–2001 academic year. Each year, the recipient name(s) are engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Women's and Gender Studies Program office.

Past Scholarship Recipients

2000 Carrie Lydon
2001 Peg Lewman
2002 Lori Sammons and Kara Youngs
2003 Andrea Prestinario
2004 Kristin Stout
2005 Andrea Scamihorn
2006 Lauren Eison
2007 Manda Ostoich
2008 Maria Rocio Borreguero Bolanos
2008 Shauna Larson
2008 Lauren McNichols
2009 Cecilia Peralta

Scholarship Guidelines

Applicants must: 

  1. Have declared women's and gender studies major or minor at Ball State. 
  2. Be enrolled full-time. 
  3. Hold a junior or senior year standing. 
  4. Have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Applications are usually accepted from March through April. Check back at that time to download an application.