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.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 19
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pruis Hall

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

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2021 Talent Search Finalist


  • Griffin Grabowski
  • Jaylei Osting

Music Ensemble

  • Teah Mirabelli, Jenna MacNulty, and Kelsey Dunn
  • Caleb Shotly, Scott Carter, and Jonah Hermann


  • Shelby Brown and Ingrid Schwartz

Original Composition

  • Leann Phillips
  • Richaun Stewart
  • Delaney Hunter
  • Ben Heber


  • Jacob Motz


  • Hope Keil
  • Maleyah Nowell
  • Annika Erickson
  • Paige Lichnerowicz

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 2022 semester tuition. All scholarship awards are provided by the Ball State University Alumni Association.

Participant Schedule



September 30

Entry forms and video submissions are due online by 4 p.m. Email video submissions to

October 7

Mandatory Talent Search finalists meeting at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

October 18

Tech Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m., Pruis Hall

October 19

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.