Topics: Foundation, Students, Alumni

February 14, 2022

Students in front of Beneficence

The Ball State University Foundation today revealed the recipients of the University’s inaugural “Top 100 Student Awards.”

This award recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates who represent the spirit of Beneficence, Ball State’s institutional statue and icon that symbolizes the generosity of the five Ball brothers whose land donation to the State of Indiana allowed the University to flourish.

The complete list of Ball State’s 2022 Top 100 Students can be found on the Foundation’s website.

“After a thorough nomination and selection process, the Ball State University Foundation is proud to present our first Top 100 Student award winners,” said Lola Mauer, the Foundation’s associate vice president of strategy. “Much in the spirit of our Beneficence Pledge, the Foundation is grateful for the support of many faculty and staff members who wrote nomination letters for students, for our loyal alumni across the country who scored the applications, and for all who helped promote this new, meaningful program.”

The Foundation announced its new Top 100 Student Awards program in September. Since then, almost 200 applications were submitted by students, which were scored by a select group of 10 University graduates.

The students with the top 25 scores have been invited to attend an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 2, at the Ball State Alumni Center, where the Foundation will announce its Top 10 and top two students for 2022.

The Foundation will also recognize all Top 100 Student Award recipients during One Ball State Day on Tuesday, April 5. This event, which is being held from 3-4 p.m. in the lobby of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building, will include a casual reception and award pick-up opportunity. Students who earn a Top 100 award also receive a gold tassel to wear at their Commencement ceremony.

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