What is the Omega Talent Hunt?

2024 Benjamin “Pops” Wilson Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program

Eta Nu Nu Chapter has donated more the $25,000 in performance arts scholarships

and cultural programs support

While the idea was conceived in 1945, the first District Talent Hunt program was held in the Sixth District in Charlotte North Carolina. Since its inception, the Talent Hunt Program established by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has been instrumental in supporting youth worldwide in showcasing their artistic talents and giving them a platform to nurture these talents through an objective, unbiased competition both locally and regionally.  The Talent Hunt program is one of several national, mandated programs that our great fraternity facilitates in supporting our youth.  

This year’s competition will once again be held at Mees Hall at the Capital University Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio, on March 10, 2023 at 3pm..  Contestants will be competing for three cash prizes; $1,500 - first place, $1000 - second place $500 - third place, trophies and a paid trip (for 2) to compete in the 4th District Talent Hunt competition during the 4th District Meeting In Cincinnati, Ohio in April 2024.

The Eta Nu Nu and Iota Psi Chapters of the illustrious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was excited to showcase the best young talent in the Greater Columbus, Ohio, area on March 10, 2024 during our Benjamin "Pops" Wilson Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program.

For 70 years, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has sponsored an International Talent Hunt Showcase. The program was created to give high school students a chance to realize their dreams of becoming a star by displaying their talents in a variety of different capacities. Today, students perform in vocal, instrumental, dance, spoken word, and visual arts categories.

During the event, we awarded:

$3,800 - Talent Hunt scholarships and incentives
$7,000 - Eta Nu Nu Strings Merit Scholarships
$27,500 - College Scholarships
$1,000 - Arts Donation