Speech & Debate Team Talent Grant

Incoming first-year students and first-year transfer students will be considered based on four criteria:

  1. Previous participation in competitive speech and/or debate activities or some similar presentation experience (required);
  2. Commitment to active participation and competitive excellence in speech & debate at Minnesota State University, Mankato (required);
  3. Demonstrated leadership as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from a coach (preferred, not required);
  4. Performance abilities demonstrated through a recorded video upload (preferred, not required).

In accepting the Speech & Debate Team Talent Grant, you agree to:

-Maintain a 2.75-3.0 GPA (regular grade checks required)
-Register for 0-4 credits of COMM 220
-Participate on the team for your* full* first year
-Attend all weekly team meetings and team coaching (Mondays 4-5:15; 6-8 pm)
-Maintain regular individual coaching each week (~1 hr/event)
-Attend at least 1 social event/month + get involved with planning events in spring
-Help plan and compete at the Larry Schnoor Invitational/Alumni Tournament in October

Contact:

Katie Brunner
Director of Speech and Debate
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
katie.brunner@mnsu.edu
715-864-3597 ©
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY)
“https://calendly.com/katiebrunner/speech-and-debate-meeting?month=2021-10”

Award
Varies
Scopes
New Student Scholarships, Arts and Humanities, Arts and Humanities: Communications and Media, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadline
02/29/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your previous experience with competitive speech and debate (ex: commitment to competition, evidence of growth as a competitor, skill progression and event diversity).
  2. How do you define commitment? How much time are you prepared to commit to being an active member of the MNSU Speech and Debate Program?
  3. Upload a Letter of Recommendation—Have a coach you've recently worked with provide a letter detailing the information in Question 1 (ex: your commitment to competition, evidence of growth as a competitor, skill progression and event diversity).
  4. Audition/sample: Include URL for a YouTube video of your performance experience.