The Muriel and Irene Goldman Scholarship was established in 1998 with a gift from David W. Goldman and Irene Goldman-Price.
Irene Goldman-Price (then Irene Goldman) was deeply involved with women's studies and the Women's and Gender Studies Program during her years as a faculty member at Ball State University (1986-1997). She also served as the director of the program from 1991-1994.
The scholarship was established by Goldman-Price and her father in order to continue her commitment to students in women’s studies and as a loving memorial to Muriel Goldman, a talented, generous, and loving woman who believed in education for women as well as men.
We typically award one or two scholarships of $1,500 each year.
- Have a declared women's and gender studies major or minor at Ball State University.
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Hold sophomore or junior standing at the time of application.
- Have at least a 3.0-grade point average.
Preference is given to those demonstrating financial need.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted from February through the yearly April deadline. Recipients are selected by a Women’s and Gender Studies program committee.
Past Scholarship Recipients
The first Muriel and Irene Goldman Scholarship was awarded for the 2000–2001 academic year. Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Women's and Gender Studies Program office.
Past recipients are:
- 2000 – Carrie Lydon
- 2001 – Peg Lewman
- 2002 – Lori Sammons & Kara Youngs
- 2003 – Andrea Prestinario
- 2004 – Kristin Stout
- 2005 – Andrea Scamihorn
- 2006 – Lauren Eison
- 2007 – Manda Ostoich
- 2008 – Maria Rocio Borreguero Bolanos
- 2008 – Shauna Larson
- 2008 – Lauren McNichols
- 2009 – Cecilia Peralta
- 2010 – Briana Brown
- 2011 – Brandi Terry
- 2012 – Nina Monstwillo
- 2013 – Amanda Cross
- 2014 – Eric Patterson
- 2015 – Savannah Guimond
- 2015 – Brittany Means
- 2016 – Natasha Chopr
- 2016 – Haley McAbee
- 2016 – Leilani Pearce
- 2017 – Jessica Cauffman
- 2017 – Maren Orchard
- 2018 – Kylie Kaiser & Althea McWilliams
- 2019 – Tabitha Johnson & Brittany Novack
- 2021 – Victoria Sills
- 2022 – Shawn Battleday and London Farlow
- 2023 – Naomi St. André