The Mission of MNUDL is to empower students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.
Currently, the MNUDL currently serves more than 750 students at 39 partner schools and has seen sustained growth in student participation since its inception in 2004. (Click here to see more information about our programming!)
Because of our partnership with Augsburg College, debaters for the MNUDL can uniquely benefit from the Augsburg Promise Scholarship. Incoming first-year students will receive the total cost of tuition (does not include fees, room, or board) through grants if they meet the following criteria:
- ACT of 20 or higher
- Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
- Pell Grant eligible
- Debate for 3 or more years for a MNUDL partner high school