Thirty-three of the 200 high-achieving high school and college students who were awarded a Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will be attending Ball State University in the fall.

The next Ball State winner we are highlighting is Megan Baczynski, who already has a year of classes at Ball State under her belt.

Megan Baczynski CornName:

Megan Baczynski (She/Her)


Decatur, Indiana

High School:

Bellmont Senior High School

HS Graduation Date:

Spring 2021

What extracurricular activities do you participate in?

I was/am involved in swimming, cross county, National Honors Society, Early College program, Student Council, Ball State University Singers, and Hall council.

What are you studying at Ball State?

I am studying Elementary Education with a minor in Aquatics.

Megan Baczynski SwimWhat makes you want to become an educator/teacher?

I want to become a teacher to inspire kids to chase their dreams no matter how big they are.

What made you choose Ball State?

My family has always gone to Ball State and it has always felt like a home away from home.

What are you most excited about/looking forward to this fall?

I am excited to be an RA and be able to help my residents in anything they need.

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what?

My hobbies include singing, swimming, traveling and shopping.

Fun fact about yourself:

A fun fact about myself is that I have been to Hawaii twice!

Congratulations Megan!