- College of Arts and Sciences - Lewis & Clark

Speech & Debate scholarships are available for students with exceptional records of commitment to and success who desire to continue to hone their craft in college. In particular, the squad seeks students with national-level success in any debate format (policy, L-D, public forum, parliamentary) and/or national-level success in individual speaking events (e.g., extemp, duo, HI, DI, OO). Students who excel at both speech and debate are particularly encouraged to apply.

Recipients of a Speech & Debate scholarship are expected to 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. The specific requirements will be communicated to recipients upon notice of award.

Students who complete the Recruit form will be invited to apply for the scholarship. They need to submit 1) a statement of interest from the applicant, explaining the experience of the applicant and the level of interest in college speech & debate, and 2) a letter of recommendation from a speech & debate coach.

Candidates will be asked to complete an interview, either by distance or in person, with the Director of Speech & Debate.

The statement of interest and/or the letter of recommendation can be emailed to Joseph Gantt at jgantt@lclark.edu.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by Joseph Gantt by February 15, 2022.