Diana Evans is one of twelve winners of the 2022-2023 William & Evelyn Stokes Art or Mathematics Educators Scholarships award. The scholarship is dedicated to supporting students demonstrating financial need in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art or Math education at Ball State University. As the 2023-2024 deadline to apply approaches, we are highlighting a few of this year’s winners.


Diana Evans (She/Her)


Muncie, Indiana

High school extracurricular activities:

  • Girl scouts (4 years/13 years total)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (3 years)
  • Key Club (3 years)
  • Campus Life Member (3 years)
  • Drama Club (3 years/Senior year Student Director)
  • Varsity Track and Field (3 years)
  • Varsity Cheer Team (3 years)
  • Band/ Pep Band (1 year)
  • Tribe (1 year)

Are you involved with any sports or clubs, etc. at Ball State? If so, what?

I have been a Council of Teachers of Mathematics Member for two years, and I am the Secretary. I also have been a middle school and high school Campus Life Volunteer for two years.

What are you studying at Ball State?

I am majoring in Mathematics-Secondary Education with a minor in Multicultural Education.

What makes you want to become an educator/teacher?

When I was in fifth grade, my teacher really helped me when I was struggling with math and took time to make sure I understood what we were doing. I want to be able to help like my teacher did for me.

What made you choose Ball State?

I looked at a couple different schools, but Ball State is known for the best teacher program and was “in my backyard”. I grew up here in Muncie and knew campus for the most part. It took a couple months for me to pick Ball State, but it was the BEST choice I could have made!

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what?

I love reading the Divergent books, listening to music, and baking with my family around the holidays. I also love playing with my dog!

Fun fact about yourself:

At age one and a half I was adopted from Belize, as well as my sister, but we are not blood related.

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Congratulations to all of the 2022-2023 William & Evelyn Stokes Art or Mathematics Educators Scholarship winners!

Sara Bohm – Art

Kearia Eckhart – Math

Diana Evans – Math

Brenda Harder – Math

Kiley Hurst – Art

Alexzander Mitchell – Math

Lillian Mull – Math

Megan Pax – Art

Elizabeth Salser – Art

Lillian Trinidad – Art

Valerie Weston – Math

Kaitlyn Yeager – Art

Apply now for the 2023-2024 William & Evelyn Stokes Art or Mathematics Educators Scholarship

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year is Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST.