Speech and debate skills can help with several aspects of transitioning to college, including writing a great application and demonstrating readiness for college-level work. If you plan to continue speech and debate competition after high school, you can also explore one of many scholarships available for college participation!

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Scholarships are impactful because they reduce the financial burden of higher education. For many, these funds are critical in minimizing future student loan debt and allowing students to focus on continuing academic achievement. In addition to their overall mission and competitive opportunities, the National Speech & Debate Association’s scholarships are profoundly important for high school students across the country.

Tara Tedrow


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