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Student Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors such as financial need, academic achievement, major, and/or field of study. The Ball State scholarship fund is used for general emergency loans, student aid and general scholarships for students. 

Scholarship assistance makes a significant impact on the lives and financial well-being of our students. Thanks for your support, your spirit, your enthusiasm, and for sharing your love of Ball State in your circle and beyond. Through your gifts, you provide opportunities for students to make a positive impact on the world!


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$25,000 Surprise Challenge
$750,000 will unlock $25,000 for Student Emergency Aid, Student Scholarships, Cardinal Kitchen, Cardinal Excellence Fund, and SOAR. Each area will receive $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council!
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Ambassador Challenge
The three units/departments with the most verified ambassadors, with dollars raised, receives $1,000.
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Facebook Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Twitter Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Twitter and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Noon Leaderboard
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 296
2 Athletics 272
3 Indiana Academy 130
4 The Ball State Fund 107
5 Student Scholarships 86
6 Burris Laboratory School 61
7 Communication Studies 57
8 Employee Emergency Fund 52
9 School of Music 47
10 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 44
11 Accounting 40
12 Online Student Support Fund 34
13 BFSA Student Scholarship 34
14 Honors College 32
15 Cardinal Kitchen 29
16 Department of Media 28
17 Alumni Scholarships 26
18 Student Emergency Aid Fund 26
19 History 24
20 University Libraries 24
21 Geography and Meteorology 23
22 School of Kinesiology 23
23 Urban Planning 22
24 Speech Pathology & Audiology 22
25 Modern Languages & Classics 22
26 Social Work 21
27 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 21
28 School of Nursing 21
29 Ball State Student Media 20
30 Rinker Center for Global Affairs 20
31 English 20
32 Fraternity and Sorority Life 20
33 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 20
34 Educational Psychology 19
35 Emens Auditorium 18
36 Elementary Education 18
37 Black Alumni Constituent Society 17
38 David Owsley Museum of Art 16
39 Educational Leadership 16
40 Special Education 15
41 Alumni Programs 15
42 University Police Department 15
43 Philosophy and Religious Studies 15
44 Ball State PBS 13
45 Entrepreneurship Center 13
46 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 13
47 Women's and Gender Studies 13
48 Disability Services 12
49 Finance and Insurance 11
50 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 11
51 Chemistry 11
52 Political Science 11
53 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 11
54 Christian Student Foundation 11
55 Marketing Department 11
56 School of Art 11
57 Nutrition & Health Science 10
58 Construction Management 10
59 Sociology 10
60 Psychological Science 10
61 Graduate School 10
62 Economics 10
63 Learning Center 10
64 Educational Studies 10
65 Inclusive Excellence 9
66 Career Center 9
67 Indiana Public Radio 9
68 Mathematical Sciences 9
69 Anthropology 9
70 Alumni Student Engagement 9
71 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group 8
72 Landscape Architecture 8
73 Applied Business Studies 8
74 Housing & Residence Life 8
75 Take Flight 8
76 Interior Design 7
77 Ball State Army ROTC 7
78 Spectrum 7
79 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 6
80 Guardian Scholars 6
81 Computer Science 6
82 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 6
83 Biology 5
84 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 5
85 Management 5
86 Black Student Association 5
87 Criminal Justice and Criminology 5
88 Office of Student Life 4
89 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 4
90 Counseling Center 4
91 ISOM Department 3
92 Community Engagement 3
93 Multicultural Center 3
94 Teacher-Scholar Program 3
95 Virginia Ball Center 2
96 Immersive Learning 2
97 Late Nite 2
98 Physics & Astronomy 2
99 Parents Fund 1
100 Student Voluntary Services 1
101 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
102 Dance Marathon 1
103 Ball State University's Student Symposium 1
104 University Program Board 0
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Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 161
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 149
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 50
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 47
5 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 27
6 BFSA Student Scholarship 25
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 24
8 Alumni Scholarships 24
9 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 23
10 Accounting 22
11 Honors College 22
12 School of Music 22
13 Black Alumni Constituent Society 18
14 Elementary Education 18
15 Urban Planning 15
16 Christian Student Foundation 15
17 English 14
18 Speech Pathology & Audiology 14
19 Department of Media 12
20 Student Emergency Aid Fund 12
21 Special Education 11
22 Geography and Meteorology 11
23 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 10
24 Fraternity and Sorority Life 10
25 The Ball State Fund 9
26 History 9
27 Alumni Programs 9
28 School of Kinesiology 9
29 Student Scholarships 8
30 Biology 8
31 Educational Leadership 8
32 Social Work 7
33 Cardinal Kitchen 7
34 University Police Department 7
35 Nutrition & Health Science 7
36 Burris Laboratory School 7
37 Computer Science 6
38 University Libraries 6
39 Philosophy and Religious Studies 6
40 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 6
41 Ball State PBS 6
42 Modern Languages & Classics 6
43 Political Science 6
44 Housing & Residence Life 6
45 Guardian Scholars 5
46 School of Nursing 5
47 Graduate School 5
48 Disability Services 5
49 Construction Management 4
50 Educational Psychology 4
51 Emens Auditorium 4
52 Educational Studies 4
53 David Owsley Museum of Art 4
54 Virginia Ball Center 4
55 Inclusive Excellence 4
56 Dance Marathon 4
57 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group 4
58 School of Art 4
59 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 4
60 Entrepreneurship Center 3
61 Indiana Public Radio 3
62 Psychological Science 3
63 Online Student Support Fund 3
64 Multicultural Center 3
65 Chemistry 3
66 Women's and Gender Studies 3
67 Sociology 3
68 Interior Design 3
69 Finance and Insurance 2
70 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 2
71 Counseling Center 2
72 ISOM Department 2
73 Learning Center 2
74 Marketing Department 2
75 Employee Emergency Fund 2
76 Mathematical Sciences 2
77 Anthropology 2
78 Applied Business Studies 2
79 Alumni Student Engagement 2
80 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 2
81 Take Flight 2
82 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 2
83 Criminal Justice and Criminology 2
84 Office of Student Life 2
85 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 2
86 Teacher-Scholar Program 1
87 Rinker Center for Global Affairs 1
88 Ball State University's Student Symposium 1
89 Parents Fund 1
90 Community Engagement 1
91 Immersive Learning 1
92 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
93 Economics 1
94 Management 1
95 Physics & Astronomy 1
96 Spectrum 1
97 Career Center 1
98 Late Nite 1
99 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 0
100 Ball State Army ROTC 0
101 Black Student Association 0
102 Landscape Architecture 0
103 Student Voluntary Services 0
104 University Program Board 0
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Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby & Ray Allen will give a total of $1,000.
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Enrollment Planning & Management Employee Challenge
If the number of enrollment planning, and management employees who donate is greater than last year, Vice President Paula Luff will donate $2,000 to Student Emergency Aid Fund.
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IT Employee Match
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT division employees up to $500.
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Morning Challenge
From 8 - 11 a.m., five donors will be selected at random and $1,000 will be given to the fund their gift went to.
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First Student, Employee, Alumni, & Parent Challenge
The first student, employee, parent, and alumni donor will each receive $250 given to the fund their gift went to.
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Evening Leaderboard
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7-11:59pm each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $38,306.54
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy $14,305.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $11,450.22
4 $1,000 Alumni Programs $5,770.00
5 $1,000 Black Alumni Constituent Society $4,180.00
6 Accounting $3,360.42
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $2,575.56
8 Department of Media $2,540.00
9 Communication Studies $2,203.88
10 Honors College $2,090.22
11 Student Emergency Aid Fund $1,890.00
12 BFSA Student Scholarship $1,855.00
13 The Ball State Fund $1,583.00
14 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling $1,545.00
15 School of Music $1,505.00
16 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication $1,380.00
17 Ball State Student Media $1,331.22
18 Urban Planning $1,330.00
19 Elementary Education $1,325.22
20 Social Work $1,274.00
21 English $1,257.00
22 Student Scholarships $1,232.00
23 Alumni Scholarships $1,227.00
24 Construction Management $1,225.00
25 Cardinal Kitchen $939.00
26 Educational Psychology $885.00
27 Computer Science $875.00
28 Modern Languages & Classics $860.00
29 Christian Student Foundation $790.00
30 Finance and Insurance $750.00
31 Biology $730.22
32 University Police Department $700.00
33 Guardian Scholars $700.00
34 Fraternity and Sorority Life $675.00
35 University Libraries $635.00
36 Educational Leadership $585.00
37 Architecture Department $525.00
38 Teacher-Scholar Program $520.00
39 Speech Pathology & Audiology $505.00
40 History $500.00
41 Nutrition & Health Science $500.00
42 School of Art $480.00
43 Entrepreneurship Center $445.22
44 Philosophy and Religious Studies $435.00
45 Special Education $430.00
46 School of Kinesiology $395.00
47 Geography and Meteorology $380.00
48 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources $370.00
49 Emens Auditorium $350.00
50 Ball State PBS $345.00
51 Criminal Justice and Criminology $305.00
52 Burris Laboratory School $300.00
53 Counseling Center $300.00
54 Landscape Architecture $300.00
55 School of Nursing $290.00
56 Bowen Center for Public Affairs $275.00
57 Housing & Residence Life $270.00
58 David Owsley Museum of Art $225.00
59 Political Science $210.00
60 Indiana Public Radio $210.00
61 Educational Studies $205.00
62 Rinker Center for Global Affairs $205.00
63 Graduate School $200.00
64 Virginia Ball Center $195.00
65 Women's and Gender Studies $190.00
66 Dance Marathon $180.00
67 Inclusive Excellence $175.00
68 Psychological Science $165.00
69 Learning Center $160.00
70 Online Student Support Fund $150.00
71 Applied Business Studies $145.00
72 Ball State University's Student Symposium $140.00
73 Sociology $135.00
74 Chemistry $135.00
75 Multicultural Center $135.00
76 Employee Emergency Fund $130.22
77 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group $125.00
78 ISOM Department $125.00
79 Marketing Department $125.00
80 Spectrum $125.00
81 Disability Services $105.22
82 Mathematical Sciences $100.00
83 Applied Anthropology Laboratories $100.00
84 Black Student Association $100.00
85 Parents Fund $100.00
86 Student Voluntary Services $100.00
87 Charles W. Brown Planetarium $85.00
88 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies $75.00
89 Take Flight $75.00
90 Anthropology $75.00
91 Economics $75.00
92 Management $75.00
93 Alumni Student Engagement $60.00
94 Interior Design $55.22
95 MBA | Masters of Business Administration $50.00
96 Community Engagement $50.00
97 Immersive Learning $50.00
98 Office of Student Life $45.00
99 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center $30.00
100 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies $25.00
101 Physics & Astronomy $25.00
102 Career Center $15.00
103 Late Nite $10.00
104 Ball State Army ROTC $0.00
105 University Program Board $0.00
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First Five!
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 academic areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
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Tag & Swag Social Media Challenge
Take a selfie with any of our Leadership cut outs and post social using #OneBallState. Four individuals will be randomly chosen to designate $250 to a fund of their choice.
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Dean Cutout Selfie Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with her cut out and/or the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 5. This total gift of up to $5,000 will benefit the University College.
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Last Hour Challenge
Give during the last hour of OBSD and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate an extra $1,000 to the area you gave to.
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International Alum Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get $500 in challenge funds designated to the fund their gift went to.
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General Counsel Match
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500.
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