Education

Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—Scholarship applications are now available for scholarships administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. High school seniors and current college students should visit cfmdin.org/apply-for-scholarships to view available scholarships and access the online applications. The Community Foundation administers 50 scholarships to support post-secondary education. These scholarships were established by donors who set the criteria. Scholarships are awarded to students participating in a wide variety of activities, with a wide range of…


First-Ever Muncie Community Schools Appreciation Luncheon Gets High Marks

By: Mike Rhodes— You are appreciated! That was the message the Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees and the newly created Community Engagement Council hoped to communicate to teachers during the first-ever MCS appreciation luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. By all accounts, they succeeded in marvelous fashion. 550 teachers, principals, board members, staff and featured speakers attended the event emceed by WLBC’s Steve Lindell. Featured speakers for the event included remarks by Ball State President…


Southside Middle School Students Get Real-Life Courtroom Experience

By: Emily Anderson, Court Administrator— Muncie, Indiana—The Eighth Grade teachers at Muncie Southside Middle School wanted to give the class a real-life courtroom experience, but transporting all 120 students to the Delaware County Justice Center, along with the necessary staff, proved an impossible task. Judge John Feick in the Delaware Circuit Court No. 4 responded, “Why don’t we hold a Mock Trial at the School?”  Court Administrator Emily Anderson passed the idea along, and on December 11, 2018, the Courts,…


Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Named

By: Kallie Sullanke— Muncie, Indiana—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has selected the recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, a four-year award that grants full tuition to any accredited public or private non-profit college or university in Indiana. The Lilly Scholarship also covers fees and provides an annual stipend for required books and equipment. The recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are Jackson Adamowicz of Burris Laboratory School and Cody Brelage of Delta…


Ball State, Muncie Schools Partner to Save Popular STEM Classroom Program

By: Christine Rhine— Muncie, Indiana—Muncie Central High School senior Chandler Clevenger’s goal of graduating with a technical honors diploma was at risk for reasons beyond his control. To earn the diploma, he needed to pass a class this fall through Project Lead The Way (PLTW), an Indianapolis-based, nonprofit K-12 program to encourage and prepare young people across the U.S. with an interest in STEM fields such as computer science, engineering, and biomedicine. For a while, however, Central did not have…


WIPB-TV Receives ‘Ready To Learn Grant’ to Form Community Partnership to Help Children on Muncie’s South Side

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, Indiana and Washington, D.C.—The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS today announced that public media station WIPB-TV, on the campus of Ball State University, has been awarded $175,000 to work with community partners to provide science and literacy resources for young learners in underserved areas. WIPB is one of 14 public media stations nationwide to receive a Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media (CC-ELM) grant this year, joining 16 other public media stations doing…


Teachers Awarded $4,863 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

By: Kallie Sullanke— Muncie, Indiana—Eighteen local teachers will receive $4,863 for 13 projects in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative classroom projects designed to stimulate learning in students. All Delaware County teachers are invited to apply during any of the four grant…


Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Grants to Bolster Muncie Community Schools

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Following the historic announcement earlier this year that Ball State University would take a leadership role in helping to transform Muncie Community Schools, BBF has awarded a $1 million grant to assist with these efforts. The grant was one of sixteen requests that received funding during Ball Brothers Foundation’s board meeting in October. Dollars from Ball Brothers Foundation will assist BSU and MCS in creating a long-term plan for the school corporation. Specifically, BBF funding will…


“The Celebration of the Century,” Ball State Homecoming Week, Kicks Off On October 14

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, Indiana — Help commemorate Ball State University’s Centennial year during “The Celebration of the Century” Homecoming Week, October 14-20. Festivities culminate at 3 p.m. October 20 when the Cardinals take on Mid-American Conference rival the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in Scheumann Stadium. This year’s schedule includes beloved traditions plus new events such as a flag football tournament, “Mini College” discussion panels, and a Chase Charlie 5K run, according to Michelle Johnson, senior director…


Local Organizations Collaborate To Provide Scholarships to Students

By: WaTasha Barnes Griffin, Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Muncie Chapter—  Muncie, IN—The Martin Luther King Dream Team, the Muncie Branch of NAACP, and Indiana Black Expo, Muncie Chapter Inc. awards scholarships to local students via the “I Have A Dream: Community Collaborative Scholarship.” The “I Have A Dream: Community Collaborative Scholarship.” awards two scholarships each spring to deserving graduating Delaware County seniors (who plan to attend college, preferably, in Indiana) and whose high school activities reflect the ideals of Dr. King’s…