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Faith and Forensics Award
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Faith and Forensics Award 

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The Faith and Forensics Award is an annually renewable scholarship for students who compete on the Marian University speech team. The title, Faith and Forensics, reflects our commitment to developing speakers who express their faith and core values through the art of public speaking.

The program awards five scholarships worth $5,000 each year to incoming students. (The amount may vary if a student receives more than one talent-based award.) Students transferring from a two-year college where they have competed in forensics may also apply for the award.


Applicants for the Faith and Forensics Award must:

  • Have completed the Marian University admissions application process and been admitted in good standing.

  • Possess strong potential for academic success.

  • Have experience in speech, debate, and/or related activities.

  • Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Application Process

  1. Applicants must complete and submit the Marian University Faith and Forensics Award Application by January 4, 2013.

  2. Eligible candidates must schedule an interview with Dr. George LaMaster.


Awards will be made by the director of forensics, Dr. George LaMaster, in consultation with the assistant director of forensics.

Award notification will begin in mid-February.


The Faith and Forensics Award is renewable for seven consecutive semesters by:

  • Meeting the requirements for travel and competing in the required number of regular season tournaments each semester.

  • Faithfully attending coaching sessions, team meetings, and team events.

  • Qualifying for and attending the National Forensic Association’s Individual Events Tournament.

  • Remaining in good academic and social standing.

  • Enrolling as a full-time student each semester with a minimum of 12 credit hours.