Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest $200-$5,000
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 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.
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.