Student Scholarship

The BSU Women's Club views education as an important philanthropy. Our members actively give their time and effort to fund scholarships for non-traditional students at Ball State University. At least three scholarships are awarded each year.

These awards are based on scholastic ability, industry, integrity, financial need, and the promise of being enabled by continuing education to become a leading citizen in the community, state, and nation.

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The BSUWC awards at least three scholarships each year to students in need. We do this to recognize the following club members for their dedication and service:

  • Margaret Bumb
  • Bernadette Perham
  • Sandra Worthen

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now due June 1, 2020.

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Scholarship Requirements

  1. Completion of 24 credit hours, of which at least 15 were at Ball State University
  2. Have a 3.0 grade point average
  3. Enrolled half time or more (at least 6 credit hours per semester)
  4. Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at Ball State University
  5. Completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) due before the scholarship deadline.

Finalists will be selected in June and invited to a personal interview on Ball State's campus in Muncie, Indiana.

Preference is first given to non-traditional students (see FAQs below for definition and other eligibility inquiries).


Disclaimer: Ball State University provides equal opportunity to all students and applicants for admission to education programs, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide qualification), physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, or age.

Application Process

Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and in the red box below.

***The application must be completed AND RECEIVED by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by the deadline.***

Mail to:

Robin Wirt - Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306

Or deliver to:

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Lucina Hall, room 245

765-285-5600 phone // Hours: 8 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday

For questions about the BSU Women's Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students, contact Sue Taylor at 765-285-1408.

FAQs

Who is a non-traditional student?

We define a non-traditional student as someone who has independent status (not a legal dependent of a parent/guardian), has begun a college degree program at least five years after graduating high school, and is at least 24 years old.

Which programs qualify?

You must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or graduate degree program at Ball State University. Certificate programs are not included. You must also have completed 24 credit hours (at least 15 credit hours through Ball State) to be eligible.

Are commuter students eligible? What about online students?

Yes! Commuter students and online students are eligible. Remember that you must be taking at least 6 credit hours per semester.

Is the BSU Women's Club Scholarship intended only for women?

No. This scholarship is open to all identities of sex and gender.

I cannot complete the FAFSA. Am I still eligible?

No. The FAFSA must be completed to be considered for this scholarship.

When/where is the scholarship application available?

The scholarship for the next academic year will be posted in January and is due by the third Monday in April. The PDF application can be downloaded from this page, or can be picked up in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Lucina Hall, room 245.

***The application must be completed AND RECEIVED by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by the deadline.***

For questions about the BSU Women's Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students, contact Sue Taylor at 765-285-1408.