Alumni Association

Why we need your support

When you give to the Ball State University Alumni Association, you make it possible to offer scholarships to incoming and current students, host events around the country and promote outreach by connecting alumni and friends around the globe. Is all about Cardinals helping Cardinals. Your generous gift has an immeasurable impact on students and fellow alumni.


How you can help

The BSUAA strives to cultivate lasting relationships with more than 190,000 living alumni worldwide and provide a home-away-from-home for our alumni and friends at the Alumni Center when they return to campus.



We strive to keep alumni and students engaged and informed and we regularly host events across the country and develop new platforms such as career networking/mentoring, but need your help.


401 Alumni Programs

  • Offers funding to advance the continued success of new programming and initiatives. (unrestricted)

407 Alumni Endowment

  • Provides financial support for the general operations and support for alumni programs and initiatives. (restricted).

408 Black Alumni Constituent Society

  • Diversity is a priority at Ball State, and black alumni want to show that we are one united front on One Ball State Day! Representing all BSU black alumni, the Black Alumni Constituent Society's (BACS) mission includes engaging alumni by providing social and informative events, mentoring black students, and encouraging gifts to support scholarships to benefit these students and BACS programming. The BACS strives to help students to become global citizens and leaders in the 21st century and to nurture transformative, lifelong relationships with the Ball State University community. To accomplish these goals, the BACS has created an endowed scholarship to assist minority students who meet academic criteria and have financial need, and book scholarships to help those with financial need to pay ever-increasing book costs. 

410 Student Alumni Relations Team

  • The purpose of this fund is to facilitate the active relationship between students and alumni.  To allow student interaction with alumni who have expertise in student’s particular areas of study, and promote further student involvement in Ball State University through services, programming, and special events.

411 Homecoming Steering Committee

  • This fund supports the programs and activities that occur during Ball State’s Homecoming week (i.e. Bed Race, Air Jam, Talent Search and the Parade).

802 Cardinal Varsity Club – Football Fund 

  • This fund helps support the operational expenses and needs for the Ball State football program.



The following scholarships seek your support to help grow their scholarship funds.  We hope that you will consider contributing in hopes of a brighter future for all Cardinals.


415 Cass/Howard County Alumni Scholarship

  • Awarded to incoming freshmen students from Cass and/or Howard counties in Indiana. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses. Preference is given to those with financial need. 

456 Homecoming Student Leadership Scholarship 

  • The purpose of the Fund is to promote student involvement in Homecoming and provide recognition and financial assistance to BSU undergraduate students who donate time, energy and talents to Homecoming.

458 Robert Linson Scholarship 

  • The Robert E. Linson Award is awarded annually to a Ball State student who contributes time, energy, and talents to student-alumni related programs at the university.

464 Michiana Alumni Chapter Scholarship 

  • This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who reside in one of the following Michiana counties: Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties in Indiana and Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan. Preference will be given to those with financial need. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.

465 Chicago Alumni Chapter Scholarship

  • This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen from the greater Chicago area. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.

466 Northeastern IN Alumni Chapter Scholarship 

  • Awarded to incoming freshmen who reside in one of the following Northeastern Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley. Preference will be given to those with financial need. The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.

467 Greater Indianapolis Alumni Chapter Scholarship 

  • This award is given to a full-time Ball State junior, senior, or graduate student from the greater Indianapolis chapter area, which includes the following counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby.  The scholarship may be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other qualifying educational expenses.

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
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
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Alumni Chapter Participation Leaderboard
Which alumni chapter is leading the way with gifts on One Ball State Day?
Rank Chapter Gifts
1 Greater Indianapolis Alumni Chapter Scholarship 8
2 Michiana Alumni Chapter Scholarship 4
3 Northeastern Indiana Alumni Chapter Scholarship 1
4 Chicago Alumni Chapter Scholarship 1
5 Cass/Howard County Alumni Scholarship 0
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
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies