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Anna Leigh Riphahn Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Topeka Community Foundation
5431 SW 29th Street
Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66614
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Topeka High School. Students should have a strong history of participation in art, music, theater, debate and/or forensics and must have a high High School GPA.

Amount: 1500
Deadline: January 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.topekacommunityfoundation.org

Aurora Community Theatre Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Ozarks
425 E. Trafficway
Springfield, MO 65806
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating Aurora High School Seniors who excel in the areas of debate, drama, speech or communications and are ranked in the top 50% of their class, with a "B" average or above. Students must be applying to a two or four-year accredited college, university or technical training school and must demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA.

Amount: 600
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfozarks.org

Barbara Jenkins Tyler Speech Scholarship
Sponsor: Crown Point Community Foundation
115 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46037
Eligibility: Applicants must be Crown Point High School graduating seniors who excelled in speech and debate which have been confirmed by the Speech and Debate Department.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.thecpcf.org/scholarships.html

Bill Gove Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Cavett Robert Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Challenge Yourself Scholarship
Sponsor: Gold Law Firm
7375 East Orchard Road
Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Eligibility: Applicants must hold citizenship or permanent residency within the United States and be at least 17 years of age or older. Students must be planning to attend or have already enrolled in an accredited college or university as incoming freshmen. Applicants must have been active in one of the following activities in high school or childhood: Scouts, acting or theater, debate club or speech. An essay on a provided topic is required.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 27
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.thegoldlawfirm.net/scholarship

CPCU-Lawrence Larry Frazier Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Lincoln Community Foundation
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduating seniors or former graduates of a high school in Nebraska who demonstrate academic success in high school studies and must possess the ability to do post-secondary work in a satisfactory manner. Students must be pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at a two-year or four-year college or university in Nebraska. It is preferred that applicants intend to pursue a career in the field of aviation, insurance, or the law. It is further preferred that applicants have experience in debate and participated in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts during his/her youth. Students must demonstrate financial need, maintain a desire to succeed and must contribute financially to his/her own education.

Amount: 800
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.lcf.org

District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest
Sponsor: Muskingum County Community Foundation
534 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors including a student who has won a previous State Four-Way Test Essay Contest is eligible. Prior contest winners of the district 6690 essay contest may participate but must have an essay different from a prior winning essay or speech. The essay submitted by each contestant must be original in content and relate applying the Four-Way Test as much as possible to the lives of the age group of the contestant.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.mccf.org

District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Sponsor: Muskingum County Community Foundation
534 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
Eligibility: Applicants must be High School students who have an opportunity to deliver a speech that applies the Rotary Four-Way Test in our everyday relationships with other people. Each Rotary Club within the district may submit only one candidate to this contest and will hold preliminary competitions prior to the district event. The Zanesville Noon Rotary club will select one student from participating contestants from Philo and Mid-East Schools to represent at the district competition.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.mccf.org

F. O'Donnell "Don" Northrup Memorial Award
Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1762
1620 Park Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Parkersburg High School who have achievements in track, cross country or speech and debate.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pacfwv.com

J.J. Rains Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Coastal Bend Community Foundation
555 North Carancahua Street
Suite 900
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Eligibility: Preference is given to students in speech or debate and/or can demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cbcfoundation.org

John A. Grindel Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Boulevard
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Students must be accepted to a public or private college, university or technical school. Applicants must be active members in one or more of the following school programs: athletic team, band, debate team or drama/theater club.

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
Sponsor: National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
1000 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Eligibility: Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school students at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.

Amount: $200-$6,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.
Website: https://www.sar.org/education/

Lady A Scholarship
Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Wooster High School in Ohio and been a member of the Speech and Debate team for at least three years. Students must have competed at the state tournament twice and accumulated at least 375 National Forensic League points by May of graduation year. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student.

Amount: $575
Deadline: Contact High School
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/

Nikolaus Drake Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Boulevard
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at Seaman High School with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must demonstrate a strong history of participation in student government, theater, debate, forensics and community service.

Amount: $2000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/

Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.
Website: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)
Essay Contest
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. Students must submit an essay relating to religious freedom. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: March 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://bjconline.org/contest/

Ryder Coach's Award and Scholarship
Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from Wooster High School in Ohio and be members of the Speech and Debate Team for three years. Students must show growth as a competitor, leadership and dignity.

Amount: $500
Deadline: Contact High School
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/

The John B. Finigan Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
34 Walden Street
Unit 217
Concord, MA 01742
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or high school graduates. Students must be current or past residents of Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on demonstration of commitment to community service and peer leadership.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 1 (College Applicants); May 1 (High School Seniors)
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org/

We The Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
P.O. Box 1988
Colleyville, TX 76034
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and middle, high school or college students. Students must submit an entry in one of the following categories: essay, song, entrepreneurial plan, short film, PSA, STEM or speech - all with the theme of the U.S. Constitution.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: September 17
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://constitutingamerica.org/enter/

William R. Pfalzgraf Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1762
1620 Park Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Parkersburg High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Merit, motivation toward higher education, character, financial need are considered. Preferences are given to students with interest in law, debating, English or music.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://pacfwv.com