Stacking scholarships

<p>If a student is awarded a Presidential Scholarship, can the John R. Emens and Aline B. Emens Leadership Scholarship be stacked on top of that? Hopefully someone out there who works at Ball State can answer that???</p>

<p>I’m not someone who works there, but am a mom of a current student there. There are many types of scholarships, as you are researching, and many can indeed be stacked. Main exceptions that I know of for an MT kid is that you cannot receive an academic Presidential and a Talent Presidential award…it’s one or the other. If your kiddo has already been awarded an Academic Presidential award, celebrate, and keep looking for others. Ball State does allow stacking of National Merit Scholarships (including the BSU-sponsored award) and many of the honors college scholarships. If the amount of the scholarships, if taken in full, would be more than the cost of attendance, the awards are adjusted downward. (Talking about merit awards only.) BSU’s definition of “cost of attendance” for this is tuition (in or out of state), fees (health center, technology fees, etc), room and board. Generally, books, personal expenses, transportation, etc. are not covered by the merit package (although that could be dependent on the particular terms of a certain scholarship). </p>

<p>Has your student been invited to compete for the Whitinger Scholars program? If not, has your student applied for other honors scholarships? <a href=“[/url]”></a></p>

<p>If you haven’t found it yet on their site, the annual publication put out by Financial Aid, Dollars and Sense, can be helpful in figuring it all out. <a href=“[/url]”></a></p>

<p>Also, feel free to contact the Financial Aid office with any specific questions, and the Honors College to find out about additional scholarship resources.</p>

<p>If you have any more specific questions, feel free to PM or email me. Has your student auditioned yet?</p>

<p>Thanks Mommafrog for your great response to question on scholarships at BS. My D has been accepted to BS but her MT audition isn’t until 2/9. She has Thespian society event next weekend and BS will be at the event. I am so hoping she gets in as MT major at the school. We live in Indiana and not having to pay out of state tuition would indeed be a blessing. I’m just thankful she got over the love of AMDA which was her first acceptance.</p>

<p>Does anyone know if Ball State sends out academic acceptances prior to auditions? This would be for an applicant who ONLY applied for their MT program, so I’m wondering if they wait until after the audition to send notification. We haven’t heard anything from admissions yet, and her application was submitted a long time ago.</p>

<p>My D already received the “accepted” packet and her audition isn’t until Chicago Unifieds so you might want to call them. We added Ball State to her list sort of at the last minute and academic acceptance seemed quite quick (I’d say within a month if I remember correctly).</p>

<p>Did you D apply for more than the one program though? Wondering if that makes a difference at all…</p>

<p>My D applied at the beginning of October (we will be seeing them at Unifieds in Chicago too) and we heard back within a few weeks that she was accepted. The MT and academic don’t have anything to do with each other.</p>

<p>I’d call on Tuesday. Depending on when you submitted, they might just be backed up.</p>

<p>My D only applied to the BFA MT program.</p>

<p>My D was also accepted academically to the school within weeks of application.</p>

<p>Interesting…guess we’ll be calling them. Thanks for letting me know!</p>