TCOM alumni and friends have always been incredibly generous with their time and talent. You speak to classes and facilitate on-campus workshops. You regularly hire TCOM student interns and refer students to their first industry jobs. You give grads new in town a place to crash and help connect them to the professionals in your network. TCOM alumni really are the best, and we couldn’t do it without your help.

Today, we are asking for your continued generosity and support with the financial needs of our students in four areas:

  • Steve Bell Memorial Scholarship for Ethics in News Reporting #7413: You can help endow this new scholarship created by the Bell family following Steve's passing in January of this year. Steve Bell was a 30-year veteran of ABC News, the first news anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," and TCOM's first Ed and Virginia Ball Endowed Chair. He served in that position from 1992 through 1997, then continued to teach in the TCOM news concentration through 2008. Many alums may have had Steve as their instructor in TCOM 408, Media Ethics and Social Responsibility. His dedication to ethical journalism will be honored with this new scholarship that will be awarded annually to a TCOM news student who demonstrates inside and outside the classroom the ethics espoused by Steve. It takes $25,000 to endow a scholarship; your donation will help us remember one of TCOM's most beloved professors.
  • Tools of the Trade: The TCOM Equipment Refurbishment Fund (#7401) TCOM alumni know the department always has boasted students can get their hands on equipment as a freshman. Those of you working in the business know that changes in technology mean changes in equipment. A current TCOM student who's involved in a major immersion project today likely will have the chance to work with equipment valued at around $100,000. Help today's students have the same opportunities you did by donating to this fund so we can keep our equipment and facilities state-of-the-art.
  • TCOM Student Professional Development Fund #7450 Monies from this fund will be used to support student professional development not covered by other funding sources. Projects supported will include:
    • Media site trips, image consultations, certification programs, CRM software needs, and conference travel for Sales and Promotion Students
    • Academic and industry conference fees and travel for Film and Media Studies students
    • Submission fees for industry and academic awards for all majors
  • Sports Link Legacy Scholarship Fund #7457: Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first digital sports production program, announced its first fundraising campaign to create a Sports Link Legacy Scholarship. As the program commemorates its 10th anniversary and Ball State celebrates its Centennial year, the $25,000 target will endow the first Sports Link Legacy Scholarship. Endowed funds are permanent funds, creating a true legacy that will impact students for generations to come.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student or students.

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
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
1 Theatre & Dance 747
2 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 88
3 Communication Studies 68
4 Telecommunications 62
5 Journalism 60
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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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