Recipients of the Whitinger Fellowship and the John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year of Honors College at Ball State University have been announced.

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

For the 2022-23 academic year, eight students have been awarded the Whitinger Scholarship.

The 2022-23 Whitinger Scholars are:

  • Emily Allen of Nappanee, Indiana; specialization in pre-physical therapy exercise science
  • Michaela Ayeh from Indianapolis; specialization in sociology
  • Sai Hamm of Daleville, Indiana; specialization in biochemistry
  • Shaina Miller of Evansville, Indiana; specialization in environmental geosciences
  • Gabriel Minichiello of Pendleton, Indiana; specialization in biology and wildlife conservation
  • Dorian Underwood of Auburn, Indiana; specialization in theatre-actor
  • Afton Vanek of Oak Lawn, Ill.; specialization in animation/visual arts
  • Eleanor Witt of West Lafayette, Indiana; specialization in special education-exceptional needs: intense intervention

There are 15 recipients of the John R. and Aline B. Emens Leadership Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year. The number and value of Emens Leadership Scholarships may vary slightly from year to year, but in recent years the value has been approximately half the amount of in-state tuition at Ball State University.

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 the university.

The 2022-2023 Emens Leadership Scholars are:

  • Macy Baud of Avon, Indiana; interior design specialization
  • Maya Coker of Beech Grove, Indiana; specialization in pre-occupational therapy exercise science
  • Alexis Conejo of Wheeling, Ill.; musical theater specialty
  • Maci Easton of West Terre Haute, Ind.; specialization in nursing
  • Emily Ellis of Fishers, Indiana; specialization in pre-dentistry
  • Jacob Emert of Muncie, Indiana; specialization in chemistry
  • Nathan Goh of Germantown, Maryland; specialization in business administration
  • Devin Lan Lue of Syracuse, Indiana; specialization in music education
  • Emily McClure of Muncie, Indiana; specializing in primary education
  • Nick Munson d’Avilla, Indiana; health and fitness exercise science specialization
  • Trey Nebergal of Columbus, Indiana; specialty entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Sam Snower of Loveland, Ohio; specialization in sports media production
  • Evan Sander of Carmel, Indiana; specialization in public communication studies
  • Cobbler Delaney of Noblesville, Indiana; specialization in mathematics education
  • Ayden Thurnau of Belleville, Ill.; specialization in music media production

For more information on Ball State Honors College scholarships and grants, visit the Specialized College website.