Scholarships

The English Department announces annual scholarships at the Robert Bell Ball. This year’s RB Ball is April 28, 2017. Below you can find a description of these scholarships. The application deadline for all scholarships is March 21, 2017

Barry Wright Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually by the Department of English at Ball State in recognition of artistic excellence in the writing of poetry by an undergraduate at Ball State. Because the criterion for award is artistic excellence, no scholarship will be awarded in any year in which the panel determines that no entry exhibits sufficiently high artistic quality to merit an award. All judging is done anonymously by a committee comprised of BSU creative writing faculty. To be eligible to receive this scholarship, an individual must be enrolled at least part-time as an undergraduate at Ball State during the semester in which the application is made and during the following Fall or Spring semester. An individual who has been awarded this scholarship is eligible to receive it again. All poems entered remain the property of their authors, but entry manuscripts are not returned.

Barry Wright Memorial Scholarship Application S17

Elizabeth Martin Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is provide funds for students pursuing an undergraduate major in English. This scholarship is a merit award, and the amount may be divided among several students if so recommended by the selection committee. The recipient normally must have achieved at least a 3.35 GPA, both in the major and overall. The recipient shall also display those characteristics of scholarship, character, and leadership which, in the judgment of the selection committee, are considered essential for success in the field of English.

Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Application S17

Dr. Janet Ross Scholarship for Teachers of English as a Second Language

This scholarship is a merit award, and the amount may be divided between several students if recommended by the selection committee. The recipient must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Teaching Major in English/Language arts in combination with English as a Second Language Licensure Program; M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL); or M.A. in Linguistics and TESOL. The recipient shall display those characteristics of scholarship, character, and leadership which, in the judgment of the selection committee, are considered essential for success in the field of teaching English as a second language.

Janet Ross Scholarship Application S17

Leslie and Patrick Ballard Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for future teachers of English. Recipients must meet all of the following four criteria as follows:

  1. Be majoring in English Education of Language Arts Teaching
  2. Demonstrate experience or commitment to teaching as evidenced by the application essay and/or extracurricular activities.
  3. Demonstrate writing proficiency.
  4. Currently have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in English courses.

Ballard Scholarship Application for Current BSU Students S17

Ballard Scholarship Application for High School Students S17

Frances Mayhew Rippy Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to assist outstanding graduate students majoring in literature or the general program in English at Ball State University. The scholarship supports such expenses as tuition, books, research materials, and travel to conferences and research collections. Any M.A. or Ph.D. candidate with a concentration in literature, or an M.A. general concentration and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is eligible for this award. No student may receive the scholarship more than twice. Applicants must complete a brief application and attach a description of the research project and an explanation of the need for funding. Recipients will be selected by the Director of Graduate Programs in English and two members of the English Graduate Studies Committee, based upon an assessment of the quantity of the project and the need for funding to complete it.

Frances Mayhew Rippy Graduate Scholarship Application S17

Voss English Research Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to support applied theoretical research in literature. The work need not be connected with research/creative projects, theses, or dissertations. Examples of eligible expenditures include travel, texts or materials, photocopying, equipment, and software. Travel to present papers at professional conferences is not an eligible expenditure. Any M.A. or Ph.D. candidate with a concentration in literature, or an M.A. candidate with a general concentration in the Department of English is eligible for this award. No student may receive the scholarship more than twice. Applicants must complete a brief application and attach a description of the research project and an explanation of the need for funding. Recipients will be selected by the Director of Graduate Programs in English and two members of the English Graduate Studies Committee, based upon an assessment of the quality of the project and the need for funding to complete it.

Voss Scholarship Application S17

Patricia and Anthony Martone Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support research and travel. First preference is given to students who produce new writings about place and community, in particular about the Muncie, Indiana area, the state of Indiana and/or Midwest region. Second preference is given to students who produce writings about sports. The work need not be connected with a creative project/thesis. Examples of eligible expenditures include:

  • travel (to use libraries, gather data, or attend conferences where information may be available)
  • conduct interviews or field research
  • application and/or submission fees
  • texts or materials
  • photocopying
  • equipment
  • software

Any M.A. candidate with a concentration in creative writing is eligible to apply. If only one annual award is given, it will go to a student who has not yet received grant funds. If multiple grant awards are given, a past recipient may be awarded a second scholarship. Students must be able to utilize these funds within their academic tenure (before graduation).

Michael Martone is obsessed with the number four, so applicants must complete a brief application with four components; 1. description of the research project; 2. an explanation of the need for funding; 3. a brief writing sample; 4. the name of a faculty reference. Recipients will be selected by the Creative Writing Scholarship Committee (Director of Creative Writing and one other CW faculty), based upon an assessment of the quality of the project and the need for funding to complete it.

Ordinarily each scholarship award will be $250. The size of the award will be reevaluated every three years.  Awardees must spend the money and submit a post-project review document within one year, or [one month] before their graduation (whichever is first).

Martone Fund Application S17

Hanson Rhetoric and Composition Award

The purpose of this award is to provide support for applied or theoretical research in the area of rhetoric and composition within the Department of English. The work need not be connected with research/creative projects, theses, or dissertations. Examples of eligible expenditures include:

  • travel (to use libraries, gather data, or attend conferences where information may be available)
  • texts or materials
  • photocopying
  • equipment
  • software

Travel to present papers at professional conferences is not an eligible expenditure.

Any Rhetoric and Composition M.A. or Ph.D. in the Department of English is eligible for this award. If only one annual award is given, it will go to a student who has not yet received the scholarship. If multiple awards are given, a past recipient may be awarded a second scholarship. No student may receive the scholarship more than twice.

Ordinarily each award will be $300-$500. The size of the award will be reevaluated every five years.

Hanson Scholarship Application S17

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