Forensics Scholarships - 2012–13 - Scholarships - Financial Aid - Cedarville University

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Forensics Scholarships

Note: This information is valid for new students entering Cedarville in 2012–13.

Forensics is an intercollegiate competition in areas such as public speaking, oral interpretation, limited preparation events, and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Scholarships are available for first-year and returning students.

First Year Eligibility

Forensics Scholarships for "First Year" students may be awarded to new freshmen or transfer students, as well as currently enrolled students who are new to the team. The Director of Forensics awards these scholarships after the applications and interviews are completed. Scholarships range from $500 - $2,000. Auditions are held in the spring and require the following:

  • 4-7 minutes of an original, memorized speech
  • 4-7 minutes of an oral interpretation performed with a script
  • 1-2 minute response to an impromptu, opinion question

The application will assess the following information:

  • Previous experience in Forensics competition or related activities
  • High school GPA (unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • ACT/SAT test scores (SAT scores represent a combination of critical reading and math)
  • Rationale for wanting to join the team


Application and audition with the program director


Print, complete and submit the Forensic Scholarship application


Up to $2,000 per year

  • Full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours per term)
  • Limited to eight semesters
  • May be combined with other grants and scholarships 


Based on performance and director's discretion

Continuing Student Eligibility

Forensics Scholarships for returning team members range from $500 - $2,000 based on the number of years in the program. To receive the scholarship the returning team member must inform the Director of Forensics of his or her intent to return at the end of the season (the third week of April). The Director of Forensics will award the scholarship the following fall after the student returns to the team. No application required; however, the student must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Level of success in previous year(s) of competition
  • Willingness to coach/mentor less experienced team members
  • Financial need

Additional Information 

If you have questions about this scholarship, contact the Dept. of Media and Applied Communications at 937-766-7959.