Ball State University First Year International Student Scholarships

To provide increased access to U.S. higher education for talented international students, develop future world leaders who will advance intercultural understanding, and create a lasting legacy of welcoming international students to U.S. institutions, the Rinker Center will provide 2-3 scholarships of $7,000/semester ($14,000/year) to newly admitted international undergraduate students each Fall semester.


First-year international student (non-US citizen or permanent resident) who demonstrates interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange. Must be admitted to an on-campus program to be eligible to apply.

Applicants must complete a 500-1000 word essay or a 2-5 minute video, answering the following prompt: Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at Ball State University.



You must be studying in one of the following countries:

United States

You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards

2-3 annually

You must be studying one of the following:


Host Institution

Ball State University


Non-resident tuition

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