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The John R. Park Debate Society is proud to offer scholarships to outstanding high school competitors who would like to join the University of Utah’s award-winning program. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of applicants’ academic abilities and their potential for success as part of the program. Scholarships will cover up to full in-state tuition and fees based on the applicant and the number of scholarships awarded.

Interested students should submit the following by electronic or regular mail:

  • A John R. Park Debate Society Application form.
  • A personal statement explaining reasons for applying, why you are choosing to continue forensics in college, and any evidence of financial need.
  • A resume detailing forensics and other extra-curricular, employment, service, and other activities.
  • A copy of your high school transcript (please submit a copy to Utah Forensics as well as the University’s admissions office).
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One addressing your forensics experience, etc. from your current coach
    • One addressing your academic background and potential from a teacher

Materials should be sent to:

John R. Park Debate Society
c/o Michael Middleton
255 S. Central Campus Dr, Rm. LNCO 2400
Salt Lake City, UT

Application Deadline is February 1!

Last Updated: 10/11/17