Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant

Miss Ebony 2021


Miss Ebony 2021

November 13, 2021

University Hall Auditorium


APPLY HERE open until September 9, 2021

Free and open to the public!

Miss Ebony Information Sessions

  • August 2021 - TBA


Welcome to the Indiana State University Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant. Miss Ebony is open to all women who understand that this is not a “beauty pageant” but a program that allowed women to showcase their broad range of qualities: personal interview, formal interview wear, talent, and the ability to speak with confidence, poise, and grace. Women in this pageant are intelligent, talented, and accomplished.

Women in this pageant are intelligent, talented, and accomplished and are seeking ways that assist them in pursuing their life goals educationally and professionally.

Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant provides ways to assist women in pursuing their educational goals.


  1. Must be a currently enrolled female student at Indiana State University 
  2. Must have a high school (entering freshman only) or undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 
  3. Must be in good academic and judicial standing at Indiana State University

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Pageant Categories:                                  

  • Private Interview (25%) - Contestants will wear an outfit that reflects their personality and should be age appropriate
  • Interview Attire (15%) - The clothes you wear affects all your attitude and confidence levels
  • Talent (35%) - Contestant may choose any talent(s): Singing, dancing, dramatic monologues, playing instruments or a monologue, etc. 
  • Evening Attire (20%) - Contestants are evaluated how well it suits (e.g., fit, color, style) as well as the their on-stage presentation
  • On-stage Question (5%) - Contestant will be asked one question during the competition


  • 1st Place - Miss Ebony - $1,500 scholarship
  • 2nd Place - $750 scholarship
  • 3rd Place - $500 scholarship

Pageant Recognitions

  • Miss Congeniality - Selected by fellow contestants
  • Audience Choice - Based on donations collected for selected platform
  • Talent Award - Highest score awarded duirng pageant

Alum Scholarships

  • CJ Scholarship Award - Mr. Cedric Jones
  • Slocums Scholarship Award - Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Slocum

If you have any questions, please contact us at ISU-MissEbony@indstate.edu.


Miss Ebony History




Miss Ebony 2020 Planning Committee

TiOnna Hendricks, Chair
Eryn Jenkins, Miss Ebony 2019

Tiffany Reed, Co-adviser

Elonda Ervin, Co-adviser



Miss Ebony Contestants 2019

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