U.S. high school students who are under the age of 20 are eligible for this award. Students must compose a speech on an assigned topic.
$1,500 to $18,000 awarded annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the National Contest as follows: first place, $18,000; second place, $16,000; and third place, $14,000. Each department/state winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the National Contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the final round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school.
The application deadline has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to be the same as last year. The date shown here is tentative based on last year’s deadline date. Please check back... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.