At Ball State, 80 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid. The School of Nursing offers many scholarships to help you pursue your bachelor’s degree or graduate studies.

How To Apply

All qualified School of Nursing students are automatically considered for all scholarships.  There is no application process.  Award recipients will be notified during the spring semester regarding awards for the following academic year.

For Current Students

Mr. Robert R. Binge established this award in memory of his late wife.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • full-time students
  • juniors or seniors
  • major in nursing
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Award Amount

$4,500 annually.

Criteria

be enrolled in the nursing program at Ball State

  • graduated from an accredited high school in Delaware County, Indiana
  • be in good academic standing
  • attend Ball State full-time

In selecting a recipient, consideration will also be given to:

  • the applicant’s academic record
  • achievements
  • ability to overcome a hardship

This scholarship is designed for the student who has not received other major scholarship awards and is not limited to tuition. Financial need is not a major consideration.

This scholarship was created in 1968, originally for third year pre-med students from Delaware County. In 1973, it became a School of Nursing scholarship. 

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Preference is given to students from Delaware County.

This scholarship was established in October 1990 to honor the mother of Laura Hansen Dean, former executive director of the Ball State University Foundation and director of planned giving. The children of Geraldine Hansen made the scholarship possible: Michael and Laura Hansen Dean; Richard and Linda Hansen Frary; David and Nancy Hansen Riordan; and Michael and Susan Saffer Hansen. 

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must have completed sophomore year.

Preference is given to students interested in direct patient care (rather than education or administration).

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Poppleton in memory of their daughter, Lisa, who died in a drowning accident June 11, 1983 at age 21.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be undergraduate students
  • have completed their junior year in nursing
  • have at least a 2.75 GPA
  • demonstrate a genuine concern and appreciation for all people

The following characteristics and qualities used by the Ball Memorial staff on Ward 4E to describe Lisa are paramount in the selection process:

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • full-time student
  • junior or senior
  • competent, caring, and compassionate health care deliverer

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be from Ball State nursing students.

A $40,000 gift from a World War II nurse and her husband, Philomena "Fifi" and James Findling, established this School of Nursing scholarship. The scholarship encourages students in the field that Mrs. Findling practiced as a member of the Navy Medical Corps. A graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Pittsfield, MA she was the chief operating nurse at the Newport, RI Naval Hospital.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be Ball State nursing students

Preference is given to:

  • juniors and seniors
  • applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Daleville High School graduates

This memorial was established in April 1987 by Renewed Hearts, Inc. of Muncie.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • full-time students
  • juniors or seniors
  • expressing an interest in cardiac care

This scholarship was established on October 4, 1979.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be full-time students
  • female
  • demonstrate leadership characteristics

Applicants may not receive any other School of Nursing scholarships.

This scholarship was created and funded by Hamer and Phyllis Shafer, with additional contributions from the family and friends of Sarah (Sally) Catherine Gibson in November 1993. Mrs. Gibson was a Ball State alumnus with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. She served as president of the Ball State University Nursing Alumni Association and was an active member of Sigma Theta Tau. Mrs. Gibson worked in critical care, the coronary care unit, and both inpatient and outpatient services. She especially loved the personal hands-on element of patient care. 

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

This award is renewable for a second year.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • non-traditional students
  • accepted by the Nursing Program
  • have a minimum GPA of at least 2.8

Preference is given to students interested in direct patient care.

Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau: This award is given to a student member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholarships.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

How to Apply

Students in the School of Nursing will receive an email early in the Spring semester to remind them to review available SON Scholarships. Students can then apply for scholarships they are qualified for.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

  • at least a 3.2 GPA
  • juniors or senior status

The Ashley Burgauer Memorial Scholarship Award is given in memory of Ashley Diane Burgauer who was a registered nurse dedicated to caring for others. Ashley’s life was cut short after she passed away suddenly from Myocarditis in August 2013. Ashley was a loving, caring soul who was passionate about her job. This scholarship is to honor her memory and to encourage others by helping to enhance the medical community with bright souls who share her passion. 

Award Amount

The recipient of this scholarship will receive a payment that will be paid directly to the college or university that the student will be attending in the fall of the same year to go toward the recipient’s tuition.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • A student graduating from an accredited high school in Delaware County 
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 or more
  • Pursuing at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing


Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

The Mary Lois (Henderson) Stanislav Nursing Scholarship was established to provide an enduring reflection of the love and commitment to the field of nursing by Mary Stanislav. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ball State University in 1971, Mary went on to have a deeply meaningful 41-year career across numerous facets of the nursing profession.

From 1971 to 1981, Mary worked for Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, performing duties as a Charge Nurse ('71-'72), Dialysis Nurse ('72-'73), and Nursing Instructor ('73-'81). In 1981, Mary began working across numerous units at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI until 1993. Mary also began working as a nurse for Metro Home Health Care in 1991, where she would eventually retire from in 2012. From 1995 until 2000, Mary simultaneously worked day-shifts for Metro Home Health Care and night-shifts as an on-call nurse for a local Hospice organization.

Throughout her career, Mary was continuously focused on ensuring that all of those in her charge received the highest levels of respect, dignity, and care possible. With an unwavering attention to detail, Mary's considerate attention saved the lives of countless patients.

A proud graduate of BSU, Mary has always placed a premium on the value of her BSN and the expertise of her teachers to set her up for a successful, 4-decade career in nursing. With this scholarship, the Stanislav family hopes to enable others to realize the passion for nursing and selfless care that Mary embodied. In her honor, students who receive this scholarship will be charged with continuing Mary’s mission to always put the patient first throughout their career.

Award Amount

The fund was established as a Stable Value Endowment. Endowed scholarships are permanent funds. Spending from endowments is limited to the payout and spending rates approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Every spring the Approved Amount will be calculated from the sum of the Spendable Amounts posted during the prior calendar year. The Approved Amount will be available for awards for the upcoming academic year – which can vary year to year. Until this fund can produce the amount preferred by the donor, an expendable gift of $4,000 has been made to support a $1,000 award for 4 years.

Donor has given an expendable gift of $4,000 to fund a renewable scholarship for 4 years while the fund is growing. Intent is for $1,000 per year until fund reaches endowment then amount is not specified.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Incoming freshmen students pursuing a major in nursing, with an academic index of 3.0 or higher, or transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Renewable for three years thus allowing a total of four years eligibility provided the student continues to meet the stated criteria and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The primary purpose of the fund shall be to provide a scholarship to a nursing student who has at minimum completed a Licensed Practical Nursing Degree.  To receive this scholarship, this student must be enrolled as a student at Ball State University (or its successor, in Muncie, Indiana) and studying for a Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Ball State University.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University Nursing students in accordance with the stated criteria..

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

  • Female RNs
  • Graduate Student seeking a Master of Science with a major in Nursing
  • Competent, caring, and compassionate with genuine concern and appreciation for geriatric patients

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in nursing at Ball State University according to the stated criteria:

Criteria

  • A non-traditional, minority student or a single parent;
  • Recipient shall be at least of junior status and pursuing a career in nursing;
  • Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Financial need required.
  • The scholarship is not limited to tuition.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University students in accordance with the stated criteria.

Criteria

  • Students accepted into the School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Nursing program; and
  • Minimum of junior status.

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University students in accordance with the stated criteria.

Criteria

  • Junior or Senior student majoring in nursing;
  • Student demonstrating financial need;
  • Student with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Scholarship may be renewed.

Eldred George Mugford, In Memory of Clare H. Mugford, R.N., Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University nursing students or students who have been accepted in its nursing program in accordance with the stated preferences.

  • No student shall receive this scholarship for more than one (1) year;
  • Freshman candidate must have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent;
  • Students who have completed their freshman year must have a GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Preference should be given on the basis of need.

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Ball State University students in accordance with the stated criteria.

Criteria

  • Students should be legal residents of Indiana
  • Students should be sophomore, junior or senior students admitted to and enrolled in their major courses offered by the School of Nursing
  • Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

To provide scholarships to Ball State University students in accordance with the following preferences:

Criteria

  • junior, or senior nursing major; and
  • preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

The scholarship is renewable at the discretion of the selection committee.

To provide scholarship awards to female students majoring in nursing.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Female student majoring in nursing.
  • Must be a junior or senior.
  • Must have graduated from a Delaware County secondary school.
  • Preference given to students planning to practice their profession in Delaware County.

Funded by Community Foundation

To provide scholarships to Ball State University School of Nursing students.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be Ball State nursing students.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must be majoring in nursing.

Award Amount

Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • major in nursing
  • have an academic index of 3.0 or higher (or be transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • have a minimum SAT score of 1500 on a scale of 2400 or the equivalent on similar exam such as the ACT

The Mary Lois (Henderson) Stanislav Nursing Scholarship was established to provide an enduring reflection of the love and commitment to the field of nursing by Mary Stanislav. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ball State University in 1971, Mary went on to have a deeply meaningful 41-year career across numerous facets of the nursing profession.

From 1971 to 1981, Mary worked for Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, performing duties as a Charge Nurse ('71-'72), Dialysis Nurse ('72-'73), and Nursing Instructor ('73-'81). In 1981, Mary began working across numerous units at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI until 1993. Mary also began working as a nurse for Metro Home Health Care in 1991, where she would eventually retire from in 2012. From 1995 until 2000, Mary simultaneously worked day-shifts for Metro Home Health Care and night-shifts as an on-call nurse for a local Hospice organization.

Throughout her career, Mary was continuously focused on ensuring that all of those in her charge received the highest levels of respect, dignity, and care possible. With an unwavering attention to detail, Mary's considerate attention saved the lives of countless patients.

A proud graduate of BSU, Mary has always placed a premium on the value of her BSN and the expertise of her teachers to set her up for a successful, 4-decade career in nursing. With this scholarship, the Stanislav family hopes to enable others to realize the passion for nursing and selfless care that Mary embodied. In her honor, students who receive this scholarship will be charged with continuing Mary’s mission to always put the patient first throughout their career.

Award Amount

The fund was established as a Stable Value Endowment. Endowed scholarships are permanent funds. Spending from endowments is limited to the payout and spending rates approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Every spring the Approved Amount will be calculated from the sum of the Spendable Amounts posted during the prior calendar year. The Approved Amount will be available for awards for the upcoming academic year – which can vary year to year. Until this fund can produce the amount preferred by the donor, an expendable gift of $4,000 has been made to support a $1,000 award for 4 years.

Donor has given an expendable gift of $4,000 to fund a renewable scholarship for 4 years while the fund is growing. Intent is for $1,000 per year until fund reaches endowment then amount is not specified.

Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Incoming freshmen students pursuing a major in nursing, with an academic index of 3.0 or higher, or transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Renewable for three years thus allowing a total of four years eligibility provided the student continues to meet the stated criteria and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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