Our commitment to maintaining a welcoming, vibrant campus for everyone is embedded in our core values. At Ball State, we ensure students have the community, resources, skills, and wellness strategies to maximize their graduate educational experience. With our strong support programs for graduate students, we care about student success both inside and outside the classroom.

We invite you to explore all of the benefits available to McNair Scholars at Ball State!

  • Application fee waiver
  • Research funding
  • Mentorship 
  • Professional development 
  • Wellness programs 

Amazing Opportunities Await You

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The Pathways Project

Three student-focused programs foster equity and mentoring in graduate education.

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Graduate Assistantships

Funding supports graduate assistant positions specifically for McNair Scholars.

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ApplIcation Fee Waiver

McNair Scholars pay no application fee when applying to our Graduate School.

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Program Information

Learn about specific graduate programs at upcoming information sessions.

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Research Support

Funding and several presentation outlets are available for student research.

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Graduate Student Wellness Initiative

Special events and resources enhance the health of all graduate students.

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