Update on University Debate Institute Scholarships

The 2012 Northwestern Chicago Scholars have been named by the Northwestern University Debate Society.

They will participate at the 2012 National High School Institute at NU (July 8th – August 4th), taking full advantage of the NU debate institute and also taking part in a developmental curriculum overseen by Director of Debate Daniel Fitzmier.

Here is the Northwestern Announcement of the four scholars:

Northwestern Debate would like to congratulate:

  •  Alejandra Delcid (Von Steuben)
  •  Saaleha Johnson (Brooks College Prep)
  •  Donald Rapier (Lindblom Math and Science)
  •  Mario Torres (Thomas Kelly HS)

on being selected for the Chicago Scholars program at the Northwestern Debate Institute. All four debaters have demonstrated amazing skill in debate rounds, dedication in the classroom, and passion for debate which we would like to recognize. All four students will be eligible for full ride scholarships to the Northwestern Debate Institute to work with the coaches of the 2011 National Debate Tournament champions and 2012 Copeland Award winners. Chicago Scholars will have the opportunity to work with the entire Northwestern coaching staff, will have special lab sessions devoted to their skills developments and will meet members of the Northwestern admissions staff. We hope the Chicago Scholars program will be a gateway into college debate for many CDL students.

Next year’s scholars program will be open to first year debates in the CDL and applications will be available in the Spring of 2013.

Students not selected as Northwestern Chicago Scholars, particularly those from the RCC, should apply to the Northwestern institute as they normally would, including for financial aid, which they can and will receive if they are eligible.

A reminder that the Chicago Debate Commission has nine full-ride scholarships to offer to CDL students from any conference, any division, to Samford University, Indiana University, and Illinois State University. The deadline is April 30th. Find more information and the application on this dedicated page on the CDL programming site.

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