Speech Team Talent Grant
Incoming first-year students and first-year transfer students will be considered based on three criteria:
- Previous participation in competitive speech activities (required);
- Indicated interest in competitive speech at Minnesota State University, Mankato (required);
- Letter of recommendation from a former coach or teacher who is familiar with applicant’s speaking skills (required);
- Performance abilities demonstrated through a recorded video upload (optional, but preferred).
As a recipient of a Speech Team Talent Grant, you must participate on the MNSU Speech Team during your full first year. Talent Grant Recipients are required to attend weekly team meetings (Mondays 4-6pm) and individual and team coaching sessions, compete in at least 3 different events (2 of which must be prepared in fall semester), and travel to at least 3 tournaments a semester.
Director of Forensics
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY)