The Office of Student Life (OSL) creates an extraordinary, transformative experience that promotes the leadership, personal and social success of Ball State students. Through the coordination of Excellence in Leadership, developing community service opportunities and supporting over 400 student organizations we engage our students to enhance a variety of career-oriented and leadership-based skills and competencies that benefit them as they look to step into new leadership positions, apply to internships and jobs, and much more!
Supporting our students comes in many forms. We often look to expand the programs and services offered to students. And other times our students need a little extra help to earn their degree through scholarships. You can be the difference in someone's life.
Why we need your support:
Your gifts enrich the student experience by improving the resources we offer. OSL dedicated to helping students succeed through high-impact practices and innovative co-curricular activities.
How you can help:
Contributing to a foundation fund is one way to help the Office of Student Life.
Greatest Needs – Leadership and Service Programs Unrestricted Fund:
Giving to our greatest needs enhances the student experience by supporting leadership and service opportunities for all Ball State students.
Your gift helps us plan programs, including leadership conferences, presidents' retreats, student leader workshops, alternative spring break activities, the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series, CliftonStrengths workshops, staff development, and serve our greatest needs as they arise based on the University's mission and strategic plan.
Undergraduate Student Leadership Scholarship:
This scholarship rewards students who show skills in motivating others in and out of the classroom. Students who have served in student leadership roles in student organizations, fraternities, sororities, mentorship programs, sports clubs, intramural teams, and a number of co-curricular programs are eligible to apply. Students who have received this scholarship have demonstrated their ability to lead a team of peers and accomplish and/or contribute to short/long term goals of an organization or program that contributes to the student experience on Ball State University's campus.
Tom and Pam Smith Scholarship:
The Tom and Pam Smith Scholarship was developed for students studying teacher education or business. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; demonstrated financial need; involvement in community service related activities and returning to Ball State University in the next academic year. Many students who have received this scholarship have been apart of immersive learning projects, served as a program coordinator in Student Voluntary Services, and/or lead service-based student organizations to positively contribute to the Muncie and Delaware County community.
The award, established in honor of Thelma Hiatt and Martha Wickham, is available to students who complete the Phase 1 of Excellence in Leadership (EIL) and are willing to commit to the Phase 2 of the program and serve as an Ambassador. Students who have received this scholarship have gone on to serve as Leadership Ambassadors, earned the Leadership Studies Minor, lead student organizations, and excelled both in and out of the classroom.