The Miller College of Business offers many scholarships and awards for full-time undergraduate and graduate students in business majors, totaling more than $500,000 annually. Awards are made based on fund availability and criteria.

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

The Miller Leadership Academy (MLA) scholarship requires an MLA application. All incoming freshmen (current high school students admitted to Ball State) are automatically considered for the remaining freshmen awards. No separate application is required for those. Some scholarships require submission of SAT/ACT scores.

  • Anthony W. and Marla D. Smith Merit Scholarship
  • Colonel William and Lucille Head Bright Accounting Scholarship (Accounting)
  • Dr. Chu-Yuan and Alice Cheng Merit Endowment Scholarship (Economics)
  • Dub and Nancy Fike Family Scholarship
  • Duke Realty Corporation Freshman Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • E. Virginia Johnson Business Scholarship
  • Estel V. and Mildred E. Marsh Scholarship in Business
  • Frank T. Bryan and William R. Bryan Memorial Scholarship
  • Johnston Family Scholarship for the Miller College of Business
  • Miller College of Business Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • Miller Leadership Academy
  • Parks Poppa Freshman Merit Scholarship
  • Porter Family Foundation Business Scholarship
  • The RPM Advisory Board Merit Endowment Scholarship (Applied Business Studies)
  • Terry L. Hunsucker Scholarship
  • White Merit Scholarship in Memory of Edith and Carlos White
  • William A. and Carolyn A. Carter Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison (Accounting)

More Information

To find out more information about our scholarships, contact the Miller College Office of Student Success and Engagement by email or calling 765-285-5329.

Scholarships for Current Students

In order to be eligible for a Miller College of Business Scholarship or Award, an applicant must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at Ball State University during the terms of the award (Undergraduate and Graduate Students are eligible to apply)
  • be a Miller College of Business major

Starting this year, students will not need to fill out an application!

All eligible students with a major in the Miller College of Business will be automatically applied for scholarship opportunities within the college. It is our hope that this change will allow more students to receive scholarships from our generous donor support.

Miller College of Business students will be automatically populated into our scholarship award system. The system will automatically match students with any scholarship opportunity in which they meet the eligibility criteria. For example, if you are a MCOB student with a 3.5 or higher GPA, you're automatically considered for any scholarship that contains that criterion. While there is no minimum GPA requirement for application, some scholarships have a GPA minimum.

Scholarships and awards are supported primarily by donations to the Ball State University Foundation. A small percentage of donors require that financial need be established for the award of the scholarship. This will require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online. To be considered for awards requiring financial need, you must submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Most other awards may be made on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to financial need. 

***The Karl Harford Good Samaritan Award requires an essay for consideration. If you qualify for all other parameters of this scholarship, you will receive an email on Monday, January 22nd,   requesting your essay submission.***

Award recipients will be notified by the university through their Ball State email account starting in late spring.


  • Allardt Business Scholarship
  • Berghorn Family Scholarship
  • Business Scholarships
  • Charles V. Sursa Memorial Scholarship
  • CTS Corporation Scholarship
  • Dobbs Family Scholars
  • Dr. Grant J. and Helen Wells Scholarship
  • Elliott & Estelle Nelson and Family Scholarship
  • Elsie H. Foreman Scholarship
  • Ermal Marsh Scholarship
  • Ethel Himelick Altrusa Scholarship
  • First Merchants Bank Scholarship
  • Frank B. Bernard Scholarship
  • Fred M. & Mildred Kitselman Crapo Scholarship
  • George E. Harris Memorial Scholarship
  • George R. Terry Management Scholarship
  • George R. Terry Scholarship
  • Harold and Isabella Legg Memorial Scholarship
  • Holmes-McFadden Business Scholarship
  • J. Burgess Memorial Scholarship
  • John & Esther Findling Class of 1933 Scholarship
  • John D. Gentis Scholarship Fund
  • Karl Harford Good Samaritan Award
  • Kenneth D. Neff and Family Scholarship
  • Linda Wilson-Moser Memorial Scholarship
  • Mark E. Studebaker Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • McCorkle Family Scholarship
  • Mearl & Lolita Guthrie Scholarship
  • Meek Memorial Business Scholarship
  • Michael Engber International Student Travel Award
  • Michele Paddock Dow and Ronald Dow Scholarship
  • Mike & Carol Hagan Scholarship
  • Moran-Bevan Family Scholarship
  • Mr. & Mrs. D. Meredith Repp Scholarship
  • MutualBank Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
  • N. G. Gilbert Business Scholarship
  • Pond Family Scholarship and JB Black Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Prickel Family Scholarship
  • Richard L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
  • Riley Internship Fund
  • Robert and Laura Bullock Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Henry Myers and Clyda Alice Myers Scholarship
  • Robert P. and Margaret Strattan Bell Scholarship
  • Robert S. Kaspar Business Scholarship
  • Rover Neill Jefferson Scholarship
  • S. Elaine Pollert Gorski Scholarship for Women in Business
  • Smith Family Endowment Scholarship
  • Stanley L. Wadman Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The James D. and Sarah T. Robinson Scholarship
  • The Michael K. Troyer Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas J. Kinghorn Scholarship
  • Tim and Laura Roberts Scholarship
  • TJ Ault Business Leadership Scholarship
  • Van Laningham Scholarship Fund
  • Vector Marketing/CUTCO Cutlery Scholarship
  • Vernal H. Carmichael Fund
  • W.T. Business Scholarship for Phi Kappa Psi
  • William and Maudames Conner Business Scholarship
  • William Moser and Ball State University Better Business Bureau Scholarship

The Miller College of Business offers several scholarships and awards for graduate students in business programs.

Scholarships for graduate students in business programs include:

  • Erdogan Kumcu Memorial Fund for International Development - in partnership with Instanbul University
  • Ernestine R. Scott Scholarship - resident of Indiana
  • Terry International Graduate Scholarship - graduates of schools in Mexico, Central America, or South America
  • The Taftali Memorial Scholarship - for students of Turkish origin and/or finance majors

Other Awards

  • Graduate Assistantships (apply by March 1 for assistantships that start Fall Semester)
  • Graduate Merit Fellowships


To find out more information about the scholarships, contact the Office of MBA and Graduate Certificate Programs at 765-285-1931 or Student Services at 765-285-5329.

Many undergraduate scholarships are dedicated to students within specific departments, majors, or programs within the Miller College of Business:

Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting

  • Accounting Scholarships
  • Anthony W. and Marla D. Smith / Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • BKD, LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul Parkison
  • BKD, LLP - Roger A. Bertram Memorial Scholarship
  • Blue & Co. LLC Scholarship
  • Carl R. George Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Crowe LLP Outstanding Sophomore Accounting Scholarship
  • Dr. M.K. Shivaswamy Scholarship
  • Ernst & Young Scholarship
  • Green-Akers Accounting Scholarship
  • James L. and Edward J. Wainscott Accounting Scholarship Fund
  • The Jim and Marybeth Lintzenich Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • The John D. and Lilly S. Harris Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Joseph F. and Glenna L. Long Accounting Scholarship
  • Ken White / Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Michael and Amy Ray Scholarship
  • Niel C. and Karen M. Ellerbrook Accounting Scholarship in honor of Joseph W. Jackson
  • Niel C. and Karen M. Ellerbrook Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Paul W. Parkison Accounting Scholarship
  • Philip A. Trowbridge Memorial Scholarship
  • Sikich LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul Parkison
  • Somerset CPA’s Scholarship
  • Steve H. Parker Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Thomas R. Ertel/Ernst & Young LLP/Arthur Andersen LLP Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison
  • Timothy L. St. Clair Accounting Scholarship
  • Whitinger & Company LLC Grant-In-Aid Fund
  • William R. Hole Accounting Scholarship in honor of Paul W. Parkison

Department of Applied Business Studies

  • Applied Sciences and Technology Merit Endowment Scholarship
  • Helen J. Snyder Home Economics Scholarship
  • Marianne Glick Scholarship
  • Mildred Moore Scholarship
  • RPM Advisory Board Legacy Scholarship
  • Sheila McIntyre Kelley Memorial Scholarship
  • Terry A. Fields Memorial Scholarship
  • Warner Family and Consumer Science Scholarships
  • Weidner Scholarship in Residential Property Management

Department of Economics

  • Economics Advisory Board Scholarship
  • Economics Scholarship
  • John W. and Colleen M. Hannaford Scholarship

Department of Finance and Insurance

  • Central Indiana Chapter - CPCU Scholarship
  • Christofolis Family Scholarship
  • Crask Family Finance Scholarship
  • Finance and Insurance Scholarships
  • First Merchants Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Gibson BSU Alumni Scholarship
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Northwest Indiana Scholarship
  • The Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Scholarship
  • IWCI Betty Croshaw Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Peckinpaugh Insurance Scholarship
  • Joseph E. and Julia W. Shoaf Scholarship
  • Kightlinger & Gray, LLP Scholarship
  • Mark T. Wenclewicz Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Michael E. Stafford, Jr./Grange Insurance Scholarship
  • Mitchell Dudley Scholarship
  • Morris Family Fund
  • Morrison-Galliher Insurance Scholarship
  • NAAIA Minority Indiana Scholarship
  • NAIFA - East Central Indiana Award Fund
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Agents Insurance Education Fund
  • The Numan A. Williams Insurance Endowment Fund
  • Scott Wenclewicz Insurance Scholarship in Honor of Steve Avila
  • Shultz Insurance Agency Scholarship

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

  • Anna Marie & Harold Bull Scholarship
  • Champy Family Fund
  • Grace Jackson Fund
  • Homer B. and Mildred Hollett Smith Scholarship
  • Information Systems & Operations Management Advisory Board
  • Information Systems and Technology Award
  • Josephine Saunders Fund
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship
  • Steven A. Knote Memorial Scholarship

Department of Management

  • Charles Kalil and Roy M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • Gloria Shipley Scholarship
  • Paul Weaver Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • Ronald A. Minichillo Entrepreneurship Venture Development Award
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honorary Scholarship
  • Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars

Department of Marketing

  • Burkhart Advertising Scholarship
  • Carolyn E. Galloway Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert E. Kennett Memorial Scholarship
  • Rod Davis Memorial Scholarship