Topics: College of Architecture and Planning, Scholarships

March 27, 2009

 Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc. in Jeffersonville, Ind., has given $25,000 to create the Kovert Hawkins Scholarship. Owners Hal Kovert and John Hawkins graduated from Ball State in 1976 and 1982, respectively.

Kovert Hawkins architectural design firm was formed on July 1, 1985. Ball State alumnus James Lake joined the firm after he graduated in 1995 and became a principal in 2005. The firm began with the idea of developing a professional practice to serve Indiana communities, organizations and businesses. While its work has reached beyond the state borders, the firm has maintained the Hoosier focus as its core.

The principals of Kovert Hawkins believe the education they received at Ball State is a significant component in the firm's success. As the firm grows, it continues looking to Ball State for employees.

The scholarship is for incoming freshmen or transfer students pursuing a major within the College of Architecture and Planning. Recipients should have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a minimum SAT score of 1500 on a scale of 2400 or the equivalent on a similar exam, such as the ACT. Students are eligible for the renewable scholarship for all four years if the student continues to meet the stated criteria.

Availability of the Kovert Hawkins Scholarship is dependent upon an award selection process established by Ball State and its academic departments.  For specifics about this scholarship, contact the College of Architecture and Planning at 765-285-5859.

For more information about other scholarships at Ball State, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 765-285-5600 or visit

By Chanel Richards