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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: May 19
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: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

Earl Nightengale Scholarship
Sponsor: National Speakers Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Eligibility: Applicants must be entering full-time undergraduate juniors, seniors or graduate students who wish to become professional speakers. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 19
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/recognition/

J.J. Rains Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Coastal Bend Community Foundation
600 Leopard Street, Suite 1716
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

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-$5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.
Website: http://www.sar.org

Lady A Scholarship
Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation
517 N Market St
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: $560
Deadline: March 28
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.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

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
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 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://bjconline.org/contest/

Ryder Coach's Award and Scholarship
Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation
517 N Market St
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: $495
Deadline: March 28
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/scholarships

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.ccscholarshipfund.org