Adolph Linscheid and D.J. Nabors Speech Award Varies
Sponsor: East Central University
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must be planning to pursue a profession in which public speaking will be used extensively or planning to enter the teaching profession or students who excel in forensic competition.
Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards $1,000-$1,500
Sponsor: George Fox University
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming students demonstrating outstanding talents and intends to contribute to George Fox University community through the areas of debate, music or theatre. Students must audition or submit required portfolio to the department awarding the scholarship.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold citizenship or permanent residency within the United States and be at least 17 years of age or older. Students must be planning to attend or have already enrolled in an accredited college or university as incoming freshmen. Applicants must have been active in one of the following activities in high school or childhood: Scouts, acting or theater, debate club or speech. An essay on a provided topic is required.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
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Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest $200-$6,000
Sponsor: National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Eligibility: Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school students at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.
How to apply: Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Wooster High School in Ohio and been a member of the Speech and Debate team for at least three years. Students must have competed at the state tournament twice and accumulated at least 375 National Forensic League points by May of graduation year. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student.
Eligibility: Applicants must be experienced mockers or must be someone who's excited to try something new as a Cornell College student. Students need to prepare a 150-500 word statement about their experience with oral advocacy, public speaking or performance to get started, and submit that with the online application form. Applicants will be interviewed either in person or online by the members of our Mock Trial program.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a deserving student who has compiled a grade point average well above the high school average. Students must also excel in one or more areas, including athletics, music, student government, community affairs, debating, dramatics, and any other activities relating to school and community.
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Wooster High School in Ohio and be members of the Speech and Debate Team for three years. Students must show growth as a competitor, leadership and dignity.
Eligibility: Applicants must have interests in speech and debate. Students must attend a minimum of three tournaments per semester, attend weekly meetings, complete all research/practice assignments, remain in academic good standing with the college and contribute to the overall success of the squad.
Eligibility: Applicants must enroll at Concordia and must submit the FAFSA. Students must submit their audition or interview to be considered for a speech or debate scholarship at Concordia University.
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA (non-weighted) and have exhibited proficiency in speech. Students must have applied for admission to Concordia and either be accepted or waiting for acceptance.
April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on demonstration of commitment to community service and peer leadership.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and middle, high school or college students. Students must submit an entry in one of the following categories: essay, song, entrepreneurial plan, short film, PSA, STEM or speech - all with the theme of the U.S. Constitution.