Help support our student researchers
With everything that’s going on in the world, why are we asking you for money? Because in the weeks and months ahead, our students will need it. Not just Ball State Psychology majors; every student in every major.
If you aren’t in a position to give right now, no problem. We understand.
But if you are in a position to give, we suggest helping students experiencing extreme financial hardship, in on or more of these ways: you can give to the Student Emergency Aid Fund, or you can give money to the Take Flight Fund, or you can give money to the Department of Psychological Science.
The Student Emergency Aid Fund: small loans of around $500 paid to a third party (e.g., landlord or utility company. Often used for textbooks, living expenses (e.g., rent, utilities), and some small medical emergencies.
The Take Flight Fund: micro grants of $2000 or less to help students enroll in classes or graduate on time.
If you choose to support the Department of Psychological Science, you should know that the department provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in research within the field of psychology not just as learners, but as active researchers.
Students investigate a wide variety of topics, and learn that part of the role of a researcher is to communicate findings.
However, students often lack the funding to travel to conferences either regionally, nationally, or internationally in order to present their work to other dedicated researchers. We hope to increase our funds for conference registration and student travel costs so that our students can not only present their work with pride but also have the opportunity to view other cutting edge research as well as interact with professionals who can become collaborators.