Ballard Scholar for Social Impact Award

Giving undergraduate students from all majors the enhanced skills they need to make a meaningful, sustainable, and impactful difference.

With the start of the new Global and Community Impact Minor the  Ballard Scholar award is being discontinued. Students who started earning the Ballard Scholar before Fall Semester 2022 can still complete the Ballard Scholar if they are not pursuing the Global and Community Impact Minor.

The Ballard Scholar for Social Impact Award does not show up on student’s transcripts. However, recipients are listed below.

“Completing the requirements for the Ballard Scholar has given me a solid foundation for a career in social entrepreneurship, which I plan on doing once I graduate. The classes give students an introduction to the field of social innovation, and the experiential requirement gives students real, practical experience.”

– Erik Hansen

Ballard Scholar Requirements

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Complete both of the following foundation courses:

INNOVATION METHODOLOGIES COURSES

Complete one of the following:

  • MSB 377: Human Centered Design Thinking for Social Impact (3.0 credits; Winter Only)
  • MSB 491R: Living A Meaningful Life taught by Curtis Lefrandt (2.0 credits; Winter Only; section 1 for Winter 2023)
  • TES 112 (previously TECH 112): Innovation Design Techniques (1.0 credit; Fall/Winter)
  • EXDM 300: Creating A Good Life (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • Crocker Innovation Fellowship (6.0 credit hours over two semesters; starts Winter semester)
  • Introduction to Human Centered Design (This is a free online course. To receive credit, you will need to upload your certificate of completion to the Ballard Scholar approval process.)

EXPERIENCE

Complete one of the following:

  • Pre-Approved Off-Campus Internship
  • Publish a Ballard Brief
  • MSB 492R/Section 1: Social Impact On-Campus Internship (SIP) taught by Jill Piacitelli (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • MSB 492R/Section 10: Impact Investing On-Campus Internship (ISIP) taught by Brent Goddard (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • MSB 492R/Section 20: Corporate Social Impact On-Campus Internship (CSIP) taught by Brent Goddard (3.0 credits)
  • MSB 481: Advanced Social Impact taught by Jeff Shumway (2.0 credits; Winter Only)
  • MSB 482: Impact Investing taught by Kurt Brown & Dan Blake (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • MSB 483: Advanced Impact Investing (3.0 credits; Winter Only)
  • MSB 484: Corporate Social Impact taught by Brent Goddard (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • Social Venture (previously Best Venture) status from Social Venture Academy or Social Venture Challenges.
  • MSB 471R: Social Venture Consultant taught by Steven Fox (3.0 credits; Fall/Winter)
  • MSB 472R: Ballard Brief taught by Steven Fox (2.0 credits; Fall/Winter)

* Before Fall Semester 2018 the MSB courses were listed as BUSM courses.

Perks

  • Priority status for grant funding
  • Listing on Ballard Center website
  • Invitation to Social Innovator of the Year Luncheon

Finished?

Let us know by completing the form below. If you have any questions, please email us. 

Ballard Scholar Completion Form

Ballard Scholar for Social Impact Recipients

The following Changemakers have completed these requirements for the Ballard Scholar for Social Impact. The dates below indicate the academic year the student achieved this honor. 

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  • Dalton, Jacob, Design Thinking, 2020-2021
  • Dangl, Rachel, Pre-Business, 2021-2022
  • Daniel, Rachel, Pre-Business, 2021-2022
  • Davidson, Shelbi, Food Science, 2016-2017
  • DeLeon, Emily, Experience Design and Management, 2020-2021
  • Dola, Shane, Sociology, 2019-2020
  • Drummond, Maquelle, Plant & Landscape Systems, 2020-2021
  • Duncan, Sarah, Family Studies, 2021-2022
  • Dunn, Sydni, Entrepreneurship, 2015-2016
  • Dyshkant, Kaitlyn, Family Life, 2021-2022

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  • Haacke, Riley, English, 2016-2017
  • Hall, Cassie, Human Resource Management, 2019-2020
  • Hall, Katelyn, Sociology, 2020-2021
  • Hansen, Eric, Sociology, 2015-2016
  • Harp, Rebecca Heath, Public Administration, 2021-2022
  • Harryman, Lauren Clark, Pre-Business, 2021-2022
  • Hart, Spencer, Pre-Business Strategy, 2020-2021
  • Hatch-Leavitt, Rebekah, Civic Engagement Leadership, 2020-2021
  • Hawkins, Autumn, Pre-Business, 2021-2022
  • Heaton, Megan, Human Development, 2021-2022
  • Heim, Nathan, Sociology, 2020-2021
  • Hendricks, Benjamin, Sociology, 2017-2018
  • Hessing, Abigail, Public Relations, 2020-2021
  • Heywood, Jenna, Experience Design and Management, 2021-2022
  • Hill, Derek, Mechanical Engineering, 2019-2020
  • Hiltscher, Jenesis, Public Health, 2020-2021
  • Hinkle, Haley, Latin American Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020-2021
  • Hockett, Sara, Political Science, 2019-2020
  • Hogge, Sofia, Global Supply Chain Management, 2018-2019
  • Holt, Karina, Psychology, 2019-2020
  • Huber, Seth, Manufacturing Engineering, 2019-2020
  • Huhem, Elisa, Communications- Sports Jouralism, 2020-2021
  • Hulme, Kate, Recreation Management, 2016-2017
  • Hunter, Makoto, History, 2021-2022
  • Hutchins, Gregory Pre-Management, 2017-2018
  • Hyde, Cade, Global Supply Chain Management, 2020-2021
  • Hyde, Jessica, Exercise and Wellness, 2020-2021

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  • Nash, James, Latin American Studies, 2021-2022
  • Naumu, Caleb, Global Supply Chain Management, 2018-2019
  • Nelson, Claire, Geography and Global Studies, 2016
  • Nelson, Taylor, Communications, 2020-2021
  • Neptune, Sam, Psychology, 2021-2022
  • Newbold, Nicholas,   Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology, 2019-2020 
  • Nusink, Danica, Sociology, 2019-2020

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  • Odom, Ashley, Experience Design and Management, 2020-2021
  • Ogles, Lydia, Business Management, 2016-2017
  • Ojuka, Adri, Public Relations, 2018-2019
  • Oldroyd, Alex, English, 2018-2019
  • Olsen, Jonelle, Spanish, 2019-2020
  • Olsen, Rebekah, Pre-Business, 2021-2022
  • Osborn, Caitlin, Advertising, 2019-2020
  • Overstreet, Kamryn, Sociology, 2020-2021

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  • Quirante, Tyler, Physiology and Development Biology, 2016-2017

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