Scholarships

UT Dallas Debate offers three competitive scholarships to incoming freshmen demonstrating outstanding commitment and success in high school debate. We welcome candidates that are excellent students and strong debaters who want to be part of a nationally competitive college debate team.

Undergraduate Debate Scholarships:

Debate I

  • Provides complete support for 4 years (8 semesters) of mandatory tuition and fees and a cash stipend of $3,000 per semester to defray the cost of books, supplies and other expenses.

Debate II

  • Provides complete support for 4 years (8 semesters) of mandatory tuition and fees and a cash stipend of $1,000 per semester to defray the cost of books, supplies and other expenses.

Debate III

  • $3,000 per semester applied to UT Dallas mandatory tuition and fees for 4 years (8 semesters).

Scholarship requirements:

All recipients of the UTD Debate Scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better each semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the end of every academic year. Students must maintain a course load of 15 unique credit hours per semester.  All scholarship recipients are required to compete in at least 4 invitational tournaments per semester and any post-season tournaments (NDT District Qualifier, NDT, CEDA, ADA, NJDDT, etc) for which UTD Debate qualifies or participates. Scholarship holders must contribute to the success of the UT Dallas Debate team, and follow all Debate Team rules and expectations.

The first step in applying for the UT Dallas Debate scholarships is to complete the ‘Join the Team’ form. The director will contact you via email with additional information and a packet of application materials. A complete application includes completion of the Application Form, a letter of recommendation from a debate director, coach or summer camp instructor, and a personal statement explaining why you want to debate in college. In some cases you may be asked to include an audio or video recording of yourself debating.

Application deadlines:

Applications for the Fall semester are due by February 1 of the academic year in which you are applying. Scholarship decisions are generally made by March 15th