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Scholarship Established for Honors College Students

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By Mallory Sturgeon

Joe and Carol Trimmer continue to demonstrate their support for Ball State University's Honors College with their $52,000 contribution to fund a scholarship in their name for students of the college.

The Trimmer Scholarship will be made available to Honors College students entering their sophomore year with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and pursuing a major in the arts or humanities.

Recipients of the Trimmer Scholarship should demonstrate creative inquiry, civic engagement and leadership. The scholarship is renewable for two years if the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5 and satisfactory progress within the Honors College curriculum.

Previously, the Trimmers had created the Joe and Carol Trimmer Honors Thesis Prize, funding annual awards for senior projects as well as related expenses of advertisement or recognition.

Meet the Trimmers

Joe is an English professor and director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, who has taught in the Honors College for 30 years. He is an enthusiastic supporter of its students and programs.

Carol was outreach coordinator for Indiana Public Radio (IPR) and serves on the boards of the Delaware County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Gallery 2008, a nonprofit art gallery in downtown Muncie.

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