The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship was developed as a result of US higher education institutions’ commitment to providing a welcoming, safe, and diverse environment to international students. Ball State University is proud to support this initiative by offering two annual, renewable scholarships to students who demonstrate an interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange.
$14,000 scholarship ($7000 per semester), awarded for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. This award pays for institutional charges specifically, non-resident tuition. All financial aid received, when combined with other scholarships, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.
Awards are open to incoming first-year international (not a US citizen or permanent resident) undergraduate students. Students must be admitted to an on-campus, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program. Students must enroll full-time each semester and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. If the GPA drops below 2.5 at the end of the spring semester of any academic year, the scholarship will not be renewed. However, if the cumulative GPA is raised to a 2.5 at the end of the fall or summer semester, the award can be reinstated upon request.
How To Apply
Students wishing to apply must submit a short essay or video telling us about their leadership skills in their school or community, and how they plan to continue applying those skills at Ball State University.
The deadline to apply is June 1. Essays and videos should be submitted through our online form.
To learn more about the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, visit their website at https://www.youarewelcomehereusa.org/.