Big Questions Application Form 2020 Name* First Last Email* Phone*School Name*Is this your first time applying to hold a Big Questions event?*YesNoIs your school a Title I or under-resourced school?*YesNoPlease describe how your school/program is under-resourced.*Please provide a mailing address for a check to be sent if your application is accepted.* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code What organization would you like the check made out to? We CANNOT make checks out to individuals. Please note that due to the demand for the Big Questions Grant, applicants affiliated with the school's speech and debate program will be given preference.*Ex: NSDA HS Speech and DebateDoes your school have a membership with the National Speech & Debate Association?*--select one--Yes, we are a member high schoolYes, we are a member middle schoolNo, we are not a memberNSDA District*--select one--Deep South (AL)Arkansas (AR)Arizona (AZ)Big Valley (CA)Calif. Coast (CA)Capitol Valley (CA)East LA (CA)San Fran Bay (CA)Sierra (CA)Southern California (CA)West LA (CA)Colorado (CO)Colorado Grande (CO)Rocky Mountain North (CO)Rocky Mountain South (CO)Western Slope (CO)Florida Manatee (FL)Florida Oceanfront (FL)Florida Panther (FL)Florida Sunshine (FL)South Florida (FL)Georgia Northern Mountain (GA)Georgia Southern Peach (GA)Hawaii (HI)East Iowa (IA)West Iowa (IA)Idaho Gem of the Mountain (ID)Idaho Mountain River (ID)Greater Illinois (IL)Illini (IL)Northern Illinois (IL)Hoosier Crossroads (IN)Hoosier Heartland (IN)Northeast Indiana (IN)Northwest Indiana (IN)East Kansas (KS)Kansas Flint-Hills (KS)South Kansas (KS)Sunflower (KS)Three Trails (KS)West Kansas (KS)Kentucky (KY)Louisiana (LA)New England (MA)Chesapeake (MD)Maine (ME)Michigan (MI)Central Minnesota (MN)Northern Lights (MN)Southern Minnesota (MN)Carver-Truman (MO)Eastern Missouri (MO)Heart of America (MO)Ozark (MO)Show Me (MO)Magnolia (MS)Montana East (MT)Montana West (MT)Carolina West (NC)Tarheel East (NC)North Dakota Roughrider (ND)Nebraska (NE)Nebraska South (NE)New Jersey (NJ)New Mexico (NM)Golden Desert (NV)Sagebrush (NV)Hudson Valley (NY)New York City (NY)Eastern Ohio (OH)North Coast (OH)Northern Ohio (OH)Western Ohio (OH)East Oklahoma (OK)West Oklahoma (OK)North Oregon (OR)South Oregon (OR)Iroquois (PA)Pennsylvania (PA)Pittsburgh (PA)Valley Forge (PA)South Carolina (SC)Northern South Dakota (SD)Rushmore (SD)Tennessee (TN)Pacific Island (TW)Central Texas (TX)East Texas (TX)Gulf Coast (TX)Heart of Texas (TX)LBJ (TX)Lone Star (TX)North Texas Longhorns (TX)South Texas (TX)Space City (TX)Tall Cotton (TX)UIL (TX)West Texas (TX)Yellow Rose (TX)Great Salt Lake (UT)Sundance (UT)Utah-Wasatch (UT)Virginia (VA)Inland Empire (WA)Puget Sound (WA)Western Washington (WA)Northern Wisconsin (WI)Southern Wisconsin (WI)West Virginia (WV)Hole in the Wall (WY)Wind River (WY)To receive funding for hosting a BQ event, a school must be a member. I consent to a portion of my grant award to be applied to the school membership fee.*The school membership fee is $149 for high schools and $75 for middle schools. Yes What is the tentative start date of this event?*Please provide us with at least 2 weeks (from the start date of your event) to review your application. MM DD YYYY What is the tentative end date of this event?*All reporting information must be turned in by May 31 in order to receive funds. MM DD YYYY How did you hear about Big Questions and this funding opportunity?*--select one--Social MediaNSDA Staff MemberNSDA WebsiteRostrum MagazineAnother Speech/Debate CoachNational TournamentNSDA National ConferenceBig Questions MailingParticipation and LogisticsAfter all reporting materials (reporting form and surveys) are returned to the NSDA, a subgrant check will be mailed to the address you provided. The amount awarded will be based on the number of schools and students that participate in your event. If 1-2 schools participate, your school will receive $250 (for the first 10 Students) + $10 per student after that. If 3+ schools participate, your school will receive $400 (for the first 10 Students) + $10 per student after that. NOTE: No institution may earn more than $2,500 during the 2020-2021 application cycle.How many students do you expect to compete in this event?*Please carefully consider this number, as we use it to budget the total amount we are able to grant to schools each year. The financial incentive you receive will not be more than the number you estimate here.Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.How many schools will participate in your event?*Please carefully consider this number, as we use it to budget the total amount we are able to grant to schools each year. The financial incentive you receive will not be more than the number you estimate here.1-2 schools3+ schoolsWill any other tournament events be running concurrently with Big Questions?*YesNoAwards: How would you like to recognize students for their BQ participation?*3 plaques: Champion, Runner-Up, and Third PlaceCustomized plaque optionPrintable BQ CertificatePlease describe the customized BQ plaques you would like to order. How many? What should they say?*Would you like to bundle the BQ plaque purchase with your entire tournament's trophy shop purchase? Yes No Grant RequirementsI understand that a minimum of 10 students must participate in the event.*A partnership counts as 2 students. Yes I understand that each student must compete in a minimum of 3 rounds.* Yes I understand that the financial award I receive will not be more than the participation numbers I projected in this application.* Yes I understand that I must ask all student competitors, judges, and audience members to complete a brief online survey after the event.* Yes I understand that I must submit the completed reporting form within one week of my event.* Yes Please share any additional information you would like to be considered.You're Almost Done!Please be sure to press the "Submit" button in the bottom right corner and you will be redirected to a confirmation page. If you have any questions or experience errors in the submission process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NSDA office at 920-748-6206. Thank you for applying!