Support Student Scholarships — Give to the 50-Year Campaign
Support the next generation of storytellers and strategists!
The Ball State Department of Journalism is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and if every graduate in our global network donates $50, the department will be able to provide nearly $400,000 in scholarships for deserving majors.
Gifts made this year have double the impact through a passionate graduate’s pledge to match gifts of any amount (up to $25,000) made to the $50 for 50th Anniversary Campaign, which supports the department’s general scholarship fund.
“I’ve never taken my education for granted. It is very important to me, and I try to make the most of it. I’m so thankful for the scholarships I’ve received. Not only were they a financial relief, but they reduced a significant amount of stress throughout my career. Without this support, it would have taken me twice as long to complete my degrees.” — Erika Espinoza, '17 MA '19, EMDD Graduate Scholarship.
Erika won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for contributions to “The Wall”—a report about the proposed wall by President Donald J. Trump by the Phoenix Design Studio, in collaboration with The Arizona Republic.
Your investment — whatever you can give — adds value to a Ball State Journalism degree and relieves financial barriers for students majoring in news journalism, photojournalism, journalism education, magazine media, journalism graphics, public relations and advertising.
It’s an exciting time to be a Cardinal during Ball State’s Centennial, and it’s a critical time to invest in communicators driven to advance a free and productive society.
Your generosity strengthens our programs, inspires our students and positively impacts the communities we serve and cover. Thank you for your support!
“College means the world to me. Growing up, I always heard people say that college is the best four years of your life, and, boy, were they right! Coming to college has allowed me to blossom into the young woman I am today, introduced me to my best friends and lit a fire in my soul to become a voice for the community, serving as a television reporter and anchor.” — Esther Bower, TNB Journalism Scholarship
“Scholarships are important to me and other students because they help make sure I focus on developing my skills and being involved instead of worrying about if I have enough money for books and rent. Most, if not all, of my skills I learned came from our amazing program and I would love to one day give back so that students after me have that same experience.” — Terence Lightning, Holmes-McFadden Memorial Scholarship
“I've known since I was little that I wanted to be a writer, and my dream job is probably to be an editor at a national news magazine. I’m extremely fortunate to have received enough scholarships to let me devote full attention to what matters most during my college years, which has helped me discover my passion for and telling stories in innovative ways.” — Katie Grieze, DeMotte Memorial Scholarship