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 throughout Minnesota and its surrounding regions.
All students who attend The Advocacy Unit, including those who who receive scholarships, will be expected to complete the project developed by the group during camp.
Updated information about scholarships for 2017 will be available closer to summertime. For past scholarship applications, see below:
2016 Scholarship for The Advocacy Unit:
- For The Advocacy Unit please fill out and return this application: The Advocacy Unit Scholarship Application 2016
2016 Scholarship for Middle and High School Camps:
- For the Middle and High School Camps please fill out and return the MDAW 2016 Scholarship Application (PDF)
MNUDL Summer Fellowship
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.
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.
If you are interested in the 2017 Summer Fellowship, send an e-mail to Genesia Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org