Ball State receives $1 million estate gift for scholarship program

Topics: Alumni, Scholarships, Miller College of Business

December 31, 2007

Ball State University will use a $1 million gift to fund scholarships for students studying business.

The gift is from the estate of Michael Gregory Johnston, a 1989 Ball State graduate who died earlier this year, and will help fund the Michael L. and Jacqueline J. Johnston Family Scholarship Fund.

The fund was established in 1997 by Muncie residents Michael L. and Jacqueline J. Johnston and their sons, Todd, a Florida resident, and Michael Gregory, who was known as Greg and was working in Minnesota at the time of his death. Each received degrees from Ball State.

The scholarship will provide financial assistance to entering freshmen or currently enrolled Ball State students in any department of the Miller College of Business. Students must have high academic standing, leadership qualities, creativity and interest in achievement in a business field.

"The Johnston family members have always been advocates for education and very involved with Ball State, lending their time and talents to help with student and alumni programs," said Rod Davis, interim dean of the business college. "We are grateful that the family decided to honor Greg in this way with a scholarship to be awarded to students who have the same passion for leadership and creativity that Greg exemplified."

Availability of this scholarship is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State and its academic departments. For specifics about this scholarship, contact the Miller College of Business at 765-285-8192.

For more information about other scholarships available at Ball State, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 765-285-5600 or visit www.bsu.edu/finaid.

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