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2020 National Tournament Scholarships

More than $100,000 in scholarships is awarded at the National Tournament each year!


Public Forum Debate Scholarships, presented by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation:
  • $5,000 – To each of the two Public Forum championship debaters.
  • $4,500 – To each of the two Public Forum finalist debaters.
  • $2,500 – To each of the four Public Forum semifinalist debaters.
  • $1,500 – To each of the eight Public Forum Debate quarterfinalist debaters.
  • $1,000 – To each of the twelve Public Forum Debate octafinalist debaters.

Big Questions Debate Scholarships, presented by the John Templeton Foundation:
  • $5,000 – To the Big Questions national championship debater.
  • $2,500 – To the Big Questions second place finalist debater.
  • $1,250 – To the Big Questions third place finalist debater.
  • $1,250 – To the Big Questions fourth place finalist debater.

$3,500 Scholarship
  • $3,500 – To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.

$2,000 Scholarship
  • $2,000 – To the national champion in Original Oratory, presented by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Auxiliary.
  • $2,000 –To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year second place finalist, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.

$1,500 Scholarships
  • $1,500 – To each of the five William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year finalists, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.
  • $1,500 –To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year third place finalist, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.

$1,000 Scholarships
  • $1,000 – To each national champion in Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate, presented by Trinity University.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, presented by Illinois College and Victor Jih.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion Senator, presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion Representative, presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in A. C. Eley International Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Humorous Interpretation, presented by Western Kentucky University.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation, presented by Simpson College.
  • $1,000 – To each national champion in Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation, presented by Colorado College.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Program Oral Interpretation, presented by Quaker Bakery.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Informative Speaking, presented by the Eastern New Mexico University.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Brother René Sterner Prepared Commentary, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Expository, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Prose Reading, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion in Poetry Reading, presented by St. John’s College.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion Prepared Prompt Speaking, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.
  • $1,000 – To the national champion Storytelling, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.
  • $1,000 – To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $1,000 – To the second place finalist in Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory, presented by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Auxiliary.
  • $1,000 –To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year fourth place finalist, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.
  • $1,000 –To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year fifth place finalist, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.
  • $1,000 –To the William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year sixth place finalist, presented by Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter.

$750 Scholarship
  • $750 – To the third place finalist in Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory, presented by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Auxiliary.

$500 Scholarships

$500 – To the national champion in Extemporaneous Debate, presented by Colorado College.

  • $500 – To each second place finalist in Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate, presented by Trinity University.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, presented by Illinois College and Victor Jih.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in A. C. Eley International Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • $500 – To each of the top six “Making the Stage” finalists in Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory, presented by Joe and Pam Wycoff.
  • $500 – To each of the top six “Making the Stage” finalists in Informative Speaking, presented by Joe and Pam Wycoff in honor of Pam’s parents, Bill and Berneeta Campbell, and sister, Pat Krueger.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Humorous Interpretation, presented by Western Kentucky University.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation, presented by Simpson College.
  • $500 – To each second place finalist in Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation, presented by Colorado College.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Program Oral Interpretation, presented by Quaker Bakery.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Informative Speaking, presented by Eastern New Mexico University.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Brother René Sterner Prepared Commentary, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Expository, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Prose Reading, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Poetry Reading, presented by St. John’s College.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Prepared Prompt Speaking, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.
  • $500 – To the second place finalist in Storytelling, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.
  • $500 – To the top speaker in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, presented in memory of Tina Wang.

$250 Scholarships
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by Donus and Lovila Roberts.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of A. C. Eley International Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by Donus and Lovila Roberts.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory, presented by Donus and Lovila Roberts.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Informative Speaking, presented by Donus and Lovila Roberts.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Humorous Interpretation, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the final round winner of Program Oral Interpretation, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To each third place finalist in Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate, presented by Trinity University.
  • $250 – To the top speaker in Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate, in honor of Phyllis Flory Barton.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, presented by Illinois College and Victor Jih.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in A. C. Eley International Extemporaneous Speaking, presented by the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Humorous Interpretation, presented by Western Kentucky University.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation, presented by Simpson College.
  • $250 – To each third place finalist in Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation, presented by Colorado College.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Program Oral Interpretation, presented by Quaker Bakery.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Informative Speaking, presented by Eastern New Mexico University.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Brother René Sterner Prepared Commentary, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Expository, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Prose Reading, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Poetry Reading, presented by St. John’s College.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Prepared Prompt Speaking, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.
  • $250 – To the third place finalist in Storytelling, presented by Bob and Salli Stockton.

$200 Scholarships
  • $200 – To each national champion in United States World Schools Debate, presented by the National Speech & Debate Association.

$100 Scholarships
  • $100 – To each second place finalist in United States World Schools Debate, the National Speech & Debate Association.
RICHARD BITNER
JAMES M. COPELAND
TOM AND VICKI ROLLINS
Siarza Social Digital
St. Johns College
A. C. ELEY FUND

CARMENDALE FERNANDES FUND

THE JEPS FOUNDATION

VICTOR JIH

ADAM AND ASHLEY JOHNSON

HAROLD C. KELLER FUND

MCCARTHEY FAMILY FOUNDATION

HARLAND B. MITCHELL FUND

LANNY D. AND B. J. NAEGELIN FUND

DONUS AND LOVILA ROBERTS

SANDRA SILVERS FUND

RICHARD B. SODIKOW FUND

BOB AND SALLI STOCKTON

WILLIAM WOODS TATE, JR., FUND

TINA WANG FUND

JOE AND PAM WYCOFF

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National Tournament Virtual Expo

The Senior Open Virtual Expo is Friday, May 29, 2020. The National Tournament Virtual Expo is Sunday, June 14, 2020. The Virtual Expo provides a safe and organized environment in which exhibitors and supporters may connect with coaches, parents, and students. Each expo vendor will have their own webinar “room” that attendees may enter from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT to hear your presentation and/or ask questions using the online chat feature. The reservation deadline is May 15, 2020. Download our flyer for more details!

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Online Tournament Book

Our National Tournament Program Book is a great way to connect with all student competitors, coaches, teachers, parents, and chaperones during the tournament. The Tournament Book is the go-to guide throughout the week and is published online. It includes event information, announcements, annual award listings, and more. You can be a part of the online Tournament Book for a low price! All ads must be reserved by May 1, 2020, and final artwork must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

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You may select check or credit card payment using our online form. All ads must be paid in full by May 15, 2020.

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All ads must be reserved by May 1, 2020, and final artwork must be submitted by May 15, 2020. (If you need help designing your ad, we can do it for you! Please be sure to provide instructions in the advertising form by or before May 1 to give us plenty of lead time.)

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