News Articles in Scholarships and Awards

August 19, 2013
During the 2012-13 academic year, Ball State University students captured a total of 16 major national scholarships and/or fellowships.
July 26, 2013
Three Ball State students and alumni will study abroad for the 2013-14 academic year as recipients of Fulbright Scholarships. Ball State's Fulbright recipients are Carly Bacurin, Abby Savage and Cynthia Smith. They will spend their academic year conducting research, studying and teaching English.
April 29, 2013
March 22, 2013
The Jim & Rita Myers Fund for Accounting Excellence has been established with $30,000 in contributions.
March 20, 2013
Alumnus Mike Smith has donated $125,000 to establish the Marilyn Weaver Faculty Fellowship.
March 1, 2013
Retired faculty members Don and Sue Whitaker have donated $25,000 to establish the Donald R. and Sue H. Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Endowment for incoming freshmen.
February 15, 2013
Longtime benefactor Mary Jane Sursa has given a $350,000 gift to the university's College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) to be used for the establishment of the Mary Jane Sursa Distinguished Professorship in Nursing.
January 16, 2013
Lions Delaware County Fair Inc. dedicates $60,000 to create a scholarship for students from Delaware County.
January 14, 2013
Funds donated to the Emens Scholarship in honor of Ball State University Foundation president emeritus.
October 8, 2012
Vice president emeritus Robert E. Linson has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for a scholarship assisting Ball State students involved in alumni activities.
September 28, 2012
Ball State University alumna Dorothy A. Golliher donated more than $90,000 through her estate to increase funds for the Golliher Family Scholarship. The award is given to recent Union School Corp. graduates attending Ball State.
September 28, 2012
Late Muncie resident and Burris alumnus William F. Stout has donated $25,000 through his estate to increase funds for scholarships assisting Ball State students in journalism and medical education.
September 12, 2012
Lou Ann Young, a retired Ball State dance professor who was at the forefront of developing the university's dance program, has contributed to the establishment of a scholarship fund in her name that will benefit Ball State students studying dance.
September 5, 2012
Longtime Muncie resident Barbara Lowe has donated more than $390,000 through her estate to establish two Ball State scholarships for incoming freshmen.
August 29, 2012
In honor of Miller College of Business professor William Moser, Ball State alumnus Robert Shipley has dedicated $50,000 to create a scholarship recognizing Moser’s contribution to Ball State University.
August 7, 2012
Joe and Carol Trimmer continue to demonstrate their support for Ball State University's Honors College with a $52,000 contribution to fund a scholarship in their name for students of the college.
May 8, 2012
A Ball State student is among more than 280 in the country to earn a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
May 2, 2012
Architecture major is sixth Ball State student to win a prestigious Udall award since 2005.
April 24, 2012
Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and businessman and philanthropist Leland Boren will receive honorary degrees; longtime tennis coach Bill Richards will receive the President's Medal.
April 2, 2012
Robert and Emma Holmes have donated more than $300,000 through their estate to establish the Robert Thomas Holmes and Emma Bauman Holmes Scholarship to assist students at Ball State University.
March 7, 2012
Alumna Georgia M. Burns has donated more than $76,000 through her estate to establish three scholarships that will assist Ball State students.
March 5, 2012
The Lindsay "Spike" Van Dyke Scholarship in Lighting Design and Technology has been established by gifts in excess of $25,000 from friends and family of Lindsay Van Dyke.
March 2, 2012
Kelli and G. Steven Burrill have committed $50,000 to establish the Burrill Scholarship to recruit outstanding students to Ball State.
March 1, 2012
The Hanson Rhetoric and Composition Award has been established with more than $25,000. Awards will be made to master's and doctoral students conducting research for the Ball State University Department of English in the area of rhetoric and composition.
February 22, 2012
Biology professor emeritus Thomas McComish and his wife, Carol, have contributed $26,500 to create a scholarship for Ball State University students pursuing an aquatic biology and fisheries degree.
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