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Awards and Scholarships

The Black Alumni Constituent Society recognizes the professional and community contributions of several accomplished alumni at each biennial reunion. For more information on these awards, please contact Sue Taylor.

Outstanding Black Alumni Award

This award is presented to an alumnus who has made significant contributions in his/her professional field, has demonstrated significant activity in public service to his/her own community, district, or state, and has provided service to other organizations including the University and the Alumni Association. This award shall be all-inclusive and not tied to any one profession. The overall accomplishments of the alumnus since graduation will weigh heavily in the consideration of this award.

Any black alumnus receiving this award must hold a Ball State University degree. This requirement may be waived, however, if a non-degree nominee receives approval of two-thirds of the Black Alumni Constituent Society Board of Directors. A maximum of three Outstanding Black Alumni Awards awards may be made in any two years. The award committee should not feel obligated to award the maximum. A current member of the Black Alumni Constituent Society Board of Directors or the Ball State University Alumni Council may not receive the award until such time as their term of service is complete. Complete a nomination form online or download a nomination form and return it to the BSU Alumni Association.

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Black Alumni Award of Achievement
This award is presented to a Black alumnus of Ball State University, who graduated no more than 20 years prior to the year of recognition. The nominee should have demonstrated notable success in a career and be supportive of Ball State and his or her community. This award was established in 2007. Complete a nomination form online or download a nomination form and return it to the BSU Alumni Association.

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Applications are accepted throughout the year and will remain in consideration for three years.



The Black Alumni Constitutent Society has established two scholarships in order to assist Ball State University students.   The Ball State Foundation receives tax deductible annual gifts to each account. 

* Black Alumni Constituent Society Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of all Ball State Black Alumni under the presidency of Ben Robinson, '70.  When fully endowed, an application process will determine the annual recipient and award.  The Foundation account number for this scholarship is #461.

* Black Alumni Constituent Society Book Scholarship was established in 2010 under the presidency of Pamala Morris, '69MAE71.  The Book Scholarship awards $200 grants each fall to help with book expenses. Applications are available each spring and are due by April 15. The Foundation account number for this scholarship is #462. To apply for the BACS Book Scholarship, submit your application by April 15.