We educate to empower and empower to overcome. 

Beneficence Family Scholars' mission is to overcome the cycle of poverty in our community by empowering families to achieve long-term growth and stability through education and comprehensive support.

Who We Are

We offer single parent families the chance to create a new narrative for their lives and future generations. Our scholars work toward a higher education while gaining transferable life skills. Our programs encompass the needs of the entire family by providing services tailored to every aspect of their lives.

Our vision is a thriving community rooted in family, education, and beneficence.

The Power of Beneficence

We whole-heartedly stand behind the act of beneficence.

Our name, Beneficence Family Scholars, represents the three key components of our organization: generosity, family, and education. Our name inspires scholars to cultivate a culture of goodwill.

Our logo, the abstract dandelion beside our namesymbolizes the courage and unity we desire to create among our families. The dandelion is comprised of two circles of people holding handto represent the sense of community in our organization.”

Our History

Lydia Kotowski
Chief Possibility Officer

Our affiliate, Family Scholar House works to impact every aspect of generational poverty in Louisville, Kentucky. After volunteering there for a summer, Beneficence Family Scholars’ President and CPO, Lydia Kotowski, was captivated. She wanted to bring something similar to Delaware county. She proposed her idea to a Ball State University professor, which then lead to her partnerships with Ball State’s Honors College, the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, and Family Scholar House. She acquired the team and resources to make her vision a reality and into the independent organization that stands today. Our pilot scholars began classes in Fall 2019, and our family grows every day as new families join organization.

Meet the Development Team

Meet the Development Team! Sixteen Ball State University students and one faculty member spent the first six months of 2019 working to create Beneficence Family Scholars at the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.   


125 E. Charles Street, Suite 218

Muncie, IN 47305