For the 2021 One Ball State Day fund raising effort, the Department of Educational Psychology is committing all our efforts to supporting those in our department who continue to be hit hardest by the instabilities imposed by the pandemic and societal challenges – our graduate students.
To continue this focus, for the second year we have focused our attention on ensuring the long-term viability of the flagship student scholarship program for our students established in honor of our friend and colleague Ray Dean.
Initiated by a generous donation from Ray’s family, The Raymond S. Dean Fund for Graduate Student Research has had a substantial impact on supporting students in funding their research with small grants enabling the purchase of materials or (in pre-pandemic days) travel to present their work to international audiences. The funds supporting our students provide solutions to seemingly insurmountable financial barriers to completing dissertations.
Your support today can both honor the legacy and history of Ray’s contribution to the department, our students, and the field as well as be the final push that ensures the next generation of scholars and clinicians achieve their goals.
Last year, the fund received its largest yearly donation through One Ball State Day – primarily from relatively small gifts. Many people think that these funds are made out of large gifts only – when in reality the success of 2020 was in the number of small donations offered by recent alumni! Help us achieve our goal of $2,500! If you are not able to support with a financial contribution – please help us by making this important effort known to others.
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