Scholarships

Forensics | Concordia University Irvine

The Forensics Team at Concordia University Irvine is seeking individuals who are highly-motivated, orally gifted and willing to work hard to be part of CUI’s nationally competitive team. In addition to completing this form, please contact the Director of Forensics, Amanda Ozaki-Laughon at amanda.ozaki@cui.edu.

Applications are due no later than February 11th, 2020. Because funds are limited, applications received after this date may not be considered for an award.

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Requirements of Forensics Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are given in increments up to $8,000 per year. Applications received prior to the deadline receive priority consideration. Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis. Students who fulfill the requirements retain their award for the duration of their education at Concordia. Those who receive a scholarship for forensics competition must:

  1. Abide by the terms of CUI Forensics Team Squad Handbook (a copy is available upon request).
  2. Remain a full-time student (defined as a minimum of 12 units per semester).
  3. Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average.
  4. Attend weekly squad meetings, weekly practice sessions, and serve as a positive team influence.
  5. Attend a minimum of three tournaments per semester while competing as one of the following types of competitor:
    • Debate ONLY – NPDA-style Parliamentary Debate/Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • Speech ONLY – Three AFA/NFA Individual Events, two of which must be prepared events
    • Speech & Debate – NPDA-style Debate and two IE’s

Video Auditions

Applicants may provide a 6-minute audition video for their speech and/or debate events, to demonstrate their proficiency. Please email these audition videos to Amanda Ozaki-Laughon at: amanda.ozaki@cui.edu

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