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

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pruis Hall

This event is free for spectators.

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 2025 semester tuition. All scholarship awards are provided by the Ball State University Alumni Association.


Entries and audition videos must be submitted by October 3 at 4:00 p.m. Finalists will be notified by October 8. 

Rules and Regulations

  • Participants must be a Ball State student during the Fall 2024 semester.
  • 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.