Macken Collegiate Forensics offers a variety of scholarship opportunities...
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS RANGE FROM $300 TO $13,000
GENERAL DEADLINE FOR 2013-2014 SEASON:
APRIL 1, 2013
Title: SMC Forensics Honors Award, $13,000 (three available for 2013-2014 season)
Who Can Apply: Very well qualified incoming frosh and transfer students who have competed successfully in debate and individual events for at least 2 years.
Criteria: In addition to meeting the Initial Requirements (below): Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; outstanding competitive, leadership, and service record in the program; meet all initial and continuing eligibility requirements. This scholarship requires an audition, either in person or recorded, and an interview with the director of the program.*
Title: General Macken Debate Award, $1,000-5,000
Who Can Apply: All full-time undergraduates who actively participate in Macken Forensics and incoming frosh and transfer students who will participate in Macken Forensics.
Criteria: See “Initial Requirements,” for first-time applicants (below) and “Continuing Eligibility Requirements” for continuing team members (in application materials). For first-year students, this scholarship requires an audition, either in person or recorded, and an interview with the director of the program.
Title: Macken Summer Debate Camp Award, $300-3,000
Who Can Apply: Incoming frosh, transfer students, and current team members who also qualify for another scholarship.
Criteria: Met requirements for additional scholarship.
Title: Kurt W. Simon Memorial Scholarship, varies by academic year
Who Can Apply:All full-time undergraduates who actively participate in Macken Forensics and incoming frosh and transfer students who will participate in Macken Forensics.
Criteria: Contact Director of Forensics
Initial Eligibility Requirements (for all scholarships)
- Submit all required forensics scholarship application materials.
- High school or community college cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), unless award specifically requires a higher minimum GPA.
- Commit to compete for full SMC enrollment.
Other Information Related to Forensics Scholarships
- Macken scholarships are based on academic and competitive ability, not financial need.
- All scholarships are partial awards rather than full-tuition scholarships. However, Macken awards are "stacked" on top of other aid and scholarships and do not subtract from them
- All scholarships are renewable.
- All team members on scholarship enroll as a full-time students at SMC.
- Team members enroll in Comm 191/Forensics and agree to abide by the rules and procedures of the forensics program. The fee for this upper-division lab is waived for team members on scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients are expected to actively participate in Macken Forensics activities and to make significant contributions in the following areas:
· Participation in, and work during, on-campus activities including, but not limited to, high school and college tournaments, public debates, outreach programs, and regular team meetings, as determined by the coaching staff.
· Research, practice, and other needs of the team, as determined by the coaching staff.
· Generation and maintenance of an appropriate image for the College and Macken Forensics while participating in officially sanctioned activities.
· Scholarship recipients are expected to be team leaders and exhibit a commitment to Macken Forensics beyond that of team members not on scholarship
Consider also applying for these awards:
These need-based grants are provided annually by both endowed funds and tuition revenues. Award amounts depend on student demonstrated financial need. However, several endowed scholarships have additional criteria, such as geographic restrictions or ethnic restrictions (e.g., Joseph David Cardoza scholarship for students of Portuguese descent).
Highly competitive award; applicants typically have at least a 3.8 GPA in a demanding college prep program and similarly competitive ACT or SAT scores. Presidential Scholars also receive the Honors at Entrance Scholarship for a combined total of $24,000.
To be considered applicants typically have at least a 3.7 GPA in a demanding college prep program and similarly competitive ACT or SAT scores.
Transfer students entering with 30 or more transfer academic semester units or the equivalent and a 3.5 college GPA will receive this award.
- are accepted by March 2 for the Fall semester
- have 30 or more transferable academic semester units at the time of acceptance
- have a 3.5 cumulative transferable academic GPA
Awarded to academically talented freshman students admitted to the College. No additional application is required.
Entering freshmen with an academic GPA of 3.5 from Christian Brothers' High School in the United States will automatically receive this award.
*Students' families who qualify for more than $13,000 in need-based aid may not be eligible for this SMC award and will be considered, instead, for a Macken award.