Student Services

The Blumberg Center supports ISU students through professional development, scholarships, and educational support.


The Blumberg Scholarship plays an important role in preparing students for jobs in Special Education and Communication Disorders, fields in which there is a tremendous shortage of qualified people in Indiana and across the United States.  Through the work of Indiana State University graduates, the Blumberg legacy continues to touch the lives of children with special needs in Indiana and elsewhere.  One scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman, majoring in Special Education or Communication Disorders.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.  For more details and to apply for the Blumberg Scholarship, visit The Branch

Scholarship selection is based on:

•    previous work/volunteer experiences
•    recommendations
•    current high school transcript
•    class rank
•    GPA
•    SAT/ACT scores



The William Littlejohn Professional Development Award is available to a College of Education undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, or junior) who is an active member of the Student Council for Exceptional Children or who has demonstrated an interest in special education. This award reflects Dr. Littlejohn’s long history of services to the Council of Exceptional Children and his commitment to ongoing professional development and growth.

The award provides financial support towards attendance at a national or state conference/workshop related to special education or serving individuals with exceptionalities. Funds may be used for registration, travel expenses, and/or lodging. The recipient must show strong scholarship with a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate potential for contribution to serving children with exceptionalities. 

The recipient will:

  • Be an ISU undergraduate College of Education major,
  • Demonstrate strong scholarship by GPA of at least 3.0,
  • Demonstrate a record of service to the fields of education with interest in special education,
  • Demonstrate potential for contribution to the field of special education, and
  • Be selected by the Blumberg Center Steering Council.

Littlejohn Professional Development Application