Woman singing

The Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search, which began in 1967, is a fabulous
opportunity to showcase some of Ball State’s finest talent for the University and community. 


2023 Talent Search Winners


  • Grace Fry & Mikey Shipp


  • Emmaline Tolley

Male Vocal

  • Aaron Hawley

Female Vocal

  • Emilee Dixon

Original Composition

  • Delaney Hunter


  • Jump Rope Club

Overall Winner

  • Delaney Hunter

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 17
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pruis Hall

A special thank you to the Ball State University Alumni Association, Office of Student Life, & Student Government Association.

Participation Information

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The overall winner will receive an additional $500 scholarship. Scholarships will be applied to Spring 2024 semester tuition. All scholarship awards are provided by the Ball State University Alumni Association.

Participant Schedule



September 28

Entry forms and video submissions are due by 4:00 p.m.

October 5

Mandatory Talent Search finalists meeting at 9:30 p.m. via Zoom.

October 16

Tech Rehearsal, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Pruis Hall

October 17

Talent Search; Arrive by 6:15 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., Pruis Hall

Rules and Regulations

  • Participants may compete only once in each category.
  • Each group entry is limited to 10 participants.
  • The previous year’s overall winner may not compete.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Each performance must be 2 to 4 minutes in length (deductions will be made for performances outside of this range).

This event would not be a success without the participation of our talented Ball State students and funding from the Ball State University Alumni Association. Thank you!


For additional information, contact the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-1408 or via email.