The 33rd Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State’s finest talent for the university and community!

Talent Search is Tuesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. FREE ADMISSION! 

Also, new this year, Royalty Coronation will take place at the end of the show.

Talent Search Entry Form

Talent Search Information Page

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The overall winner will receive an additional $500 scholarship. Scholarships will be applied to Spring 2018 semester tuition. All scholarship awards are provided by the Ball State University Alumni Association.

Admission is FREE thanks to the Student Government Association!

Timeline for Talent Search Participants:

Thursday, September 28

Entry forms due by 4:00 p.m. at the Alumni Association/Homecoming Office. Sign up for an audition time.Get your forms in early to ensure a time slot. 
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4 Auditions, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Alumni Center Assembly Hall 
Thursday, October 5 Mandatory Talent Search finalists meeting, 5:00 p.m., Alumni Center Conference Room #1
Monday, October 16 Tech Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m., Emens Auditorium
Tuesday, October 17 Talent Search, Arrive by 6:15 p.m., Show at 7:30 p.m., Emens Auditorium

Student Scholarship Talent Search Rules and Regulations:

  • Participants may compete only once in each category
  • Each group entry is limited to ten participants
  • Last 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 Alumni Association and Student Government Association.  Thank you!!

For additional information, contact the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-1083 or

Student Government Association