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  • Adolph Linscheid and D.J. Nabors Speech Award
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    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1100 E. 14th Street
    Ada, OK 74820-6999

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  • Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards
    $1,000-$1,500
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    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    414 N Meridian St
    Newberg, OR 97132

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  • Barbara Jenkins Tyler Speech Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Crown Point Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Crown Point High School graduating seniors who excelled in speech and debate which have been confirmed by the Speech and Debate Department.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    115 South Court Street
    Crown Point, IN 46037

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  • Bill Gove Scholarship
    $5,000
    April
    Sponsor: National Speakers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    1500 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • Cavett Robert Scholarship
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    April
    Sponsor: National Speakers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    1500 S. Priest Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • Challenge Yourself Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 5
    Sponsor: Gold Law Firm

    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.

    7375 East Orchard Road
    Suite 300
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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  • Debate Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Milligan University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-time traditional undergraduate students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1 Blowers Blvd.
    Milligan, TN 37682

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  • Debate Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Lenoir-Rhyne University

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a drive and desire to succeed at debating activities. Students must make the depth of on-campus discussion more meaningful.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    625 7th Avenue NE
    Hickory, NC 28601

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  • District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest
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    April 30
    Sponsor: Muskingum County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors including a student who has won a previous State Four-Way Test Essay Contest is eligible. Prior contest winners of the district 6690 essay contest may participate but must have an essay different from a prior winning essay or speech. The essay submitted by each contestant must be original in content and relate applying the Four-Way Test as much as possible to the lives of the age group of the contestant.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    534 Putnam Avenue
    Zanesville, OH 43701

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  • District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest
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    April 9
    Sponsor: Muskingum County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be High School students who have an opportunity to deliver a speech that applies the Rotary Four-Way Test in our everyday relationships with other people. Each Rotary Club within the district may submit only one candidate to this contest and will hold preliminary competitions prior to the district event. The Zanesville Noon Rotary club will select one student from participating contestants from Philo and Mid-East Schools to represent at the district competition.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    534 Putnam Avenue
    Zanesville, OH 43701

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  • F. O'Donnell "Don" Northrup Memorial Award
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    Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Parkersburg High School who have achievements in track, cross country or speech and debate.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1762
    1620 Park Avenue
    Parkersburg, WV 26102

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  • Fine Arts Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Sterling College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be talented students who are interested in participating in music, theatre, debate, forensics, art, video production and/or journalism.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    125 W. Cooper
    Sterling, KS 67579

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  • Fine Arts Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Southwest Baptist University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students who are talented and willing to participate in art, music, theatre, speech and debate at Southwest Baptist University.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1600 University Ave
    Bolivar, MO 65613-2596

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  • J.J. Rains Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Bend Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference is given to students in speech or debate and/or can demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    555 North Carancahua Street
    Suite 900
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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  • John A. Grindel Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    April 15
    Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Students must be accepted to a public or private college, university or technical school. Applicants must be active members in one or more of the following school programs: athletic team, band, debate team or drama/theater club.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1055 Broadway Boulevard
    Suite 130
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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  • John Morrison Memorial Scholarship Award
    $250
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    Sponsor: Ocean County College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating students transferring to a four-year institution. Students must have been active participants of the speech and theatre club.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    College Drive
    Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

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  • Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
    $200-$6,000
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    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.

    1000 South Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40203

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  • Katherine Zauner Speech Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Florida SouthWestern State College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students at Florida SouthWestern State College. Students must be interested in speech and have outstanding speaking skills.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    8099 College Parkway
    Fort Myers, FL 33919

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  • Lady A Scholarship
    $575
    Contact High School
    Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    517 North Market Street
    Wooster, OH 44691

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  • Mock Trial Award
    $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Cornell College

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    600 First St. SW
    Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

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  • National Catholic Forensic League
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    Sponsor: Gannon University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen who participated in high school forensic tournaments.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    109 W Sixth St
    Erie, PA 16541-0001

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  • Nikolaus Drake Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $2000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at Seaman High School with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must demonstrate a strong history of participation in student government, theater, debate, forensics and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1055 Broadway Boulevard
    Suite 130
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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  • Northwood University Competitive Speech Team Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Northwood University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students at Northwood University. Students must be interested in competitive speech and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4000 Whiting Dr
    Midland, MI 48640-2398

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  • Optimist International Oratorical Contest
    $1,000-$2,500
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    Sponsor: Optimist International

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

    How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.

    4494 Lindell Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63108

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  • Phyllis Mork Scholarship
    $2,000-$3,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Glenville State University

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 High Street
    Glenville, WV 26351-1292

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  • Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
    $500-$2,000
    March 14
    Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. Students must submit an essay relating to religious freedom. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Essay Contest
    200 Maryland Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Ryder Coach's Award and Scholarship
    $500
    Contact High School
    Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    517 North Market Street
    Wooster, OH 44691

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  • Speech (Forensics) Scholarships
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    March 15
    Sponsor: Hastings College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be part of the speech team.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    710 N Turner Ave
    Hastings, NE 68901

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  • Speech and Debate Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Lewis & Clark College

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    615 S Palatine Hill Rd
    Portland, OR 97219-7899

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  • Speech and Debate
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    Sponsor: Oklahoma City University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students interested in joining the Oklahoma City University speech and debate team.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2501 N Blackwelder
    Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402

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  • Speech and Debate and Mock Trial Scholarships
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    February 15
    Sponsor: Simpson College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have high school speech, debate and mock trial experience. Students must have public speaking experience.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    701 North C Street
    Indianola, IA 50125

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  • Speech and Debate Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Northwest Nazarene University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be participants in the university's debating group.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    623 S. University Blvd.
    Nampa, ID 83686-5897

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  • Speech and Debate Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Concordia University-Nebraska

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    800 N Columbia Ave
    Seward, NE 68434-1556

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  • Speech Scholarships
    Feb 1, 2022
    Sponsor: Concordia College at Moorhead

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    901 S 8th St
    Moorhead, MN 56562

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  • Teen Talent Scholarship
    $1,000
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    Sponsor: Messenger College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen who are first place national winners in the categories of male/female vocalist, instrumental solo or persuasive speaking.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2701 Brown Trail, Suite 408
    Bedford, TX 76021-4202

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  • The John B. Finigan Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    34 Walden Street
    Unit 217
    Concord, MA 01742

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  • We The Future Contest
    Up to $2,000
    September 17
    Sponsor: Constituting America

    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.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1988
    Colleyville, TX 76034

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  • William R. Pfalzgraf Memorial Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Parkersburg High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Merit, motivation toward higher education, character, financial need are considered. Preferences are given to students with interest in law, debating, English or music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1762
    1620 Park Avenue
    Parkersburg, WV 26102

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