Woman playing guitar and singing at Talent Search

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.

Watch 2022 Talent Search

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 18
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pruis Hall

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

2022 Talent Search Winners


  • Lucia Vazquez


  • Abby Fillers


  • Teah Mirabelli and Kelsey Dunn

Female Vocal

  • Kalyn Melham

Male Vocal

  • Scott Carter

Musical Ensemble

  • Alayna Whitis, Ja'Mia Long, James Bailey, Isaac Berry, Zachariah Jones, and AJ Jackson

Overall Winner

  • Kalyn Melham

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 2023 semester tuition. All scholarship awards are provided by the Ball State University Alumni Association.

Participant Schedule



September 29

Entry forms and video submissions are due online by 4 p.m. Email video submissions to ballstatehomecoming@gmail.com.

October 6

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

October 17

Tech Rehearsal, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m., Pruis Hall

October 18

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) 285-1083 or via email.