Ball State Alumni Association Awards

Ball State University has nearly 190,000 living graduates worldwide. They are active citizens. They are professionally accomplished. And for nearly 100 years, many have volunteered their time and talents to create a vibrant alumni organization that builds and sustains lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater, and among one another.

As a lasting tribute to the alumni who have served with distinction, excelled in their careers, and brought an added luster to the University as a result of their success, we offer the following Alumni Awards.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Ball State University Alumni Association’s highest honor was established in 1959 to recognize alumni for their loyalty and significant contributions to their professions, community and society. Submit your nomination.

Benny Award

Honoring Ball State alumni, community members, and faculty and staff who contribute outstanding service to the community. Submit your nomination.

Honorary Alumni Award

Honoring friends of the university who have made significant and long standing contributions to Ball State’s welfare, reputation, prestige and pursuit of excellence. To submit a nomination, please contact Lori Corvino.

Graduate of the Last Decade Award (G.O.L.D.)

Recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of recent Ball State graduates. Submit your nomination.

Ball State Alumni Association Scholarships

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Lori Corvino
Senior Director, Alumni Engagement

The Alumni Association is pleased to offer three scholarships to deserving students. The information provides information and a link to application forms. Please encourage talented Ball State students, incoming and current, to apply!

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Scholarships are awarded to selected entering freshmen or currently enrolled students who are children or grandchildren of alumni in the Alumni Association. The scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable awards. Recipients must demonstrate success in academics and achievement to be awarded this scholarship. Last year 50 scholarships were awarded for $2,500 each.

The Legacy Scholarships are funded by the Ball State Indiana license plate program.

Cardinal Legacy Scholarship

The Cardinal Legacy Awards program is designed to increase enrollment of well-prepared, highly motivated, non-resident students who are children or grandchildren of Ball State University alumni. The program will attract qualified freshmen and transfer students from out of state who would likely choose to remain in their home state to pursue a college education.

Robert E. Linson Award

The Robert E. Linson Award was established to promote student involvement in alumni activities. Through the award, it is intended that recognition and financial assistance be provided to Ball State students who contribute their time, energy, and talents to student-alumni related programs at the university.