Topics: Honors College, Scholarships, Enrollment

June 20, 2022

Ball State Honors College House 2022

Ball State University’s Honors College announced awardees of the Whitinger Scholarship and the John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Whitinger Scholarships—the signature scholarship program of the Honors College—supplement Ball State’s Presidential Scholarships or similar Ball State awards to cover tuition and those University fees which automatically accrue for a full-time student. This scholarship honors Dr. Ralph J. Whitinger, a 1929 graduate who served many years as the first president of the Ball State University Foundation. 

Several new students who possess exceptional potential are chosen each year to be Whitinger Scholars. 

The 2022-23 Whitinger Scholars are: 

  • Emilie Allen of Nappanee, Ind.; majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy Exercise Science
  • Michaela Ayeh of Indianapolis; majoring in Sociology
  • Sai Hamm of Daleville, Ind.; majoring in Biochemistry
  • Shaina Miller of Evansville, Ind.; majoring in Environmental Geoscience
  • Gabriel Minichiello of Pendleton, Ind.; majoring in Wildlife Biology and Conservation
  • Dorian Underwood of Auburn, Ind.; majoring in Theatre-Acting
  • Afton Vanek of Oak Lawn, Ill.; majoring in Animation/Visual Arts
  • Eleanor Witt of West Lafayette, Ind.; majoring in Special Education-Exceptional Needs: Intense Intervention 

John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Scholarship
Another prominent Ball State scholarship is the John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Scholarship. The number and the value of Emens Leadership Scholarships may vary slightly from year to year. But in recent years, the value has been approximately one-half the amount of in-state tuition. 

The Emens Scholars Program, established in 1977, honors former Ball State University President John R. Emens and his wife, Aline B. Emens, for their many years of service to Ball State. 

The 2022-2023 Emens Leadership Scholars are: 

  • Macy Baud of Avon, Ind.; majoring in Interior Design
  • Maya Coker of Beech Grove, Ind.; majoring in Pre-Occupational Therapy Exercise Science
  • Alexis Conejo of Wheeling, Ill.; majoring in Musical Theatre
  • Maci Easton of West Terre Haute, Ind.; majoring in Nursing
  • Emily Ellis of Fishers, Ind.; majoring in Pre-Dentistry
  • Jacob Emert of Muncie, Ind.; majoring in Chemistry
  • Nathan Goh of Germantown, Md.; majoring in Business Administration
  • Devin Lan Lue of Syracuse, Ind.; majoring in Music Education
  • Emily McClure of Muncie, Ind.; majoring in Elementary Education
  • Nick Munson of Avilla, Ind.; majoring in Health and Fitness Exercise Science
  • Trey Nebergall of Columbus, Ind.; majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sam Neiger of Loveland, Ohio; majoring in Media Sports Production
  • Evan Sanders of Carmel, Ind.; majoring in Public Communication Studies
  • Delaney Shoemaker of Noblesville, Ind.; majoring in Mathematics Education
  • Ayden Thurnau of Belleville, Ill.; majoring in Music Media Production 

Ball State’s Honors College offers a comprehensive honors program for students of high academic promise and achievement. Founded in 1959, the college fosters innovation in research, teaching, and learning through an independently created liberal arts curriculum, engaged faculty, and an active living-learning community. 

For more about the college’s scholarships and grants, visit the Honors College website.