The J. Richard and Lois Becker Scholarship was established in 1988 by J. Richard Becker, a Delta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi sponsor for 15 years, and Lois Becker. The Beckers recognized the importance of financial support for students pursuing higher education. Mr. Becker received his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and his master's degree from Indiana State University. He joined the staff in 1956 and was the senior faculty member in the College of Business at the time of his retirement in 1988. Mrs. Becker received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University and her master's degree from Indiana University. She was on the staff of Ball State University School of Business from 1956 - 1965 and also served as an adjunct faculty member of the ISU College of Business.