The Ball State Department of Journalism is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and if every graduate in our global network donates $50, the department will be able to provide nearly $400,000 in scholarships for deserving majors.


Gifts made this year have double the impact through a passionate graduate’s pledge to match gifts of any amount made to the $50 for 50th Anniversary Campaign, which supports the department’s general scholarship fund. Those awards relieve financial burdens for students majoring in news journalism, photojournalism, journalism education, magazine media, public relations, journalism graphics, public relations, and advertising.


You were never “a number” at Ball State and those who came before you invested in your success. Your professors believed in and challenged you, while student media and organizations equipped you with the know-how to adapt and achieve in this ever-changing media landscape.


Now is your time to support the next generation of storytellers and strategists. Every gift matters, and collectively, our commitments add value to your degree and advance the department’s mission to outfit students with the confidence, expertise, and connections to tell stories that matter.


Thank you for your support.

Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
Academic Dept Participation Leaderboard
Which academic department will have most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your department to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Departments Gifts
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
Jim Hatcher Journalism Match
Jim Hatcher, class of ‘65, will match gifts to the Lowell F. Crouse Journalism Award up to $2,000!
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