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National Forensic League and American Legion Oratorical Scholarships

National Forensic League

Scholarship Name: The NFL Colleges and Universities of Excellence Scholarship Program
Description: Debate team members and public speakers should already be familiar with the National Forensic League (and are hopefully already members!) but may not know about the thousands of scholarships that they give out to graduating high school seniors every year. While not a traditional scholarship program, the National Forensic League puts students together with the universities and other higher education institutions to provide special scholarships to NFL student members. By participating in the program, the NFL makes it so that the colleges come to you with scholarship money!
Award: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To register for the NFL Colleges and Universities of Excellence Scholarship Program, and view a list of the currently participating institutions, please visit the National Forensics League website.
See Also: Scholarships for Debate and Forensics


The American Legion

Scholarship Name: American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
Description: This isn’t a traditional debate team or forensics scholarship, but rather combines public speaking and history to create a challenging contest for bright, dedicated high school seniors. The contest consists of a prepared oration on topics related to the Constitution, specifically citizenship. The speech will be given first at the local level, then nationally. The contest is a lot of work and commitment, but the pay-off is a great one: a $18,000 scholarship for college. Eligible students must be under the age of 20.
Award: $14,000 – $18,000
Awards per Year: 3
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To view all of the rules and regulations of the contest, and to see appropriate topics for your oration, please visit the American Legion website.
See Also: Scholarships for Debate and Forensics, Scholarship Contests

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