First-time Honors College freshman starting in the fall semester;
At least a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in academic college preparatory courses (academic GPA as calculated by Ball State’s Office of Admissions);
Minimum SAT composite score of 1950, including a minimum of 600 on each of the three subscores: critical reading, math, and writing; or a minimum ACT composite of 29, including a minimum of 26 on the ACT math, English, and writing subscores.
The Whitinger Scholarship is the Honors College’s signature scholarship, and it is the most prestigious scholarship awarded byBall State University. All applicants are personally responsible for submitting their completed applications to the director of the program by the mid-January deadline.
Established in 1976, in addition to the scholarship, recipients are supported by academic programs, social activities, and special opportunities.
The Whitinger Scholarship program
s honors 10 remarkably talented students each year. The award covers full tuition and fees, as well as room and board, and is renewable for a total of eight semesters, subject to annual review.
Scholarship recipients are selected by committee, based on their academic ability, character, creativity, and potential for leadership. Whitinger Scholars may pursue any Ball State major.
Eligibility for consideration includes:
- first-time Honors College freshman starting in the fall semester
- at least a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in academic college preparatory courses (academic GPA as calculated by Ball State’s Office of Admissions)
- minimum SAT composite score of 1950, including a minimum of 600 on each of the three subscores: critical reading, math, and writing; or a minimum ACT composite of 29, including a minimum of 26 on the ACT math, English, and writing subscores
Honors College applicants who qualify for the award will be sent application materials upon completion of their application to Ball State. Requirements include a writing sample, résumé, letter of reference, in addition to the other information already on file.
Candidates are invited to spend a day on campus for an interview with a member of the selection committee and complete a one-hour spontaneous essay.
Self-nominations and applications or nominations from schools are not accepted. All interviews must be completed by March 1.
For more information, contact the Honors College.
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