Scholarship decisions are based on need, with commitment to the activity taken heavily into consideration. Students receiving scholarship funds for middle and high school camps will be expected to participate in tournaments and practices throughout the school year. The purpose of scholarships is to improve debate and advocacy throughout Minnesota and its surrounding regions.
The Priority Deadline for Scholarships is: April 14th, scholarships received after that date will still be considered, with applications submitted before the deadline having priority.
2017 Scholarship for The Advocacy Unit:
- For The Advocacy Unit please fill out and return this for: The Advocacy Unit Scholarship Application 2017 (PDF)
2017 Scholarship for Middle and High School Policy Debate Camps:
- For the Middle and High School Camps please fill out and return this form: MDAW 2017 Scholarship Application (PDF)
- You can also apply for the Vincent J. Binder Urban Scholars Award
MNUDL Summer Fellowship
If you are interested in 2017 Summer Fellowship opportunities, e-mail Genesia Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MNUDL Summer Fellowship is a way of keeping the Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop accessible for all students and give them opportunities and experience. If you want to attend MDAW but need to work in order to make money for yourself or your family, consider applying for the Summer Fellowship. Please note: this fellowship is specifically focused around building the diversity pipeline for students of color.
Students who are accepted for a fellowship are sponsored by a local corporation or law firm, which covers the cost of attending MDAW. After MDAW, students have four weeks of experiential work with their sponsoring organization, and receive a $1000 stipend. By doing this students can learn about professional fields where debate experience is valued.
Experiential work can include data entry, hospitality, filing and research. Students are also able to attend some hearings and meetings within the firm. The MNUDL will work with students who have been awarded the fellowship to ensure that they are prepared for the experience by determining that they have access to transportation, appropriate attire, and have clear expectations of their role.