2014 Summer Debate Institutes

The Chicago Debate Summer Institute (CDSI)

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The 2014 Chicago Debate Summer Institute took place July 28 – August 8, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm, at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., with a Daily Schedule that was aligned with the CDL Debater Development Benchmarks.

Coaches might be interested in reviewing the DDB-aligned 2014 CDSI Final Assessments (with an answer key) for the Varsity and for the JV. All CDSI students took an assessment, which is being graded and sent to their coaches, along with final individual student reports conducted by their lab leaders.

The Chicago Middle School Debate Summer Institute (CMSDI)

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The 2014 Chicago Middle School Debate Institute (CMSDI) took place July 28 – August 8, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm, at Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., following this Daily Schedule.

Coaches might be interested in reviewing the 2014 CMSDI Final Assessment (with an answer key). All CMSDI students took an assessment, which was graded and given back to the students directly. Coaches will be sent final individual student reports conducted by the lab leaders.

Summer Debate Institute Scholarship Opportunities

The Samford Debate Institute is offering specific scholarship support to CDL debaters this year. They will offer tuition discounts (making the institute a bargain at $800) and several full tuition scholarships. Apply here by May 28th.

The Vincent J. Binder Urban Debate Scholars is a scholarship administered through the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues to help UDL debaters attend summer debate workshops/institutes. In the past, awards have ranged from $500-$3000 depending on the amount of funds available. The application deadline is May 11th. Download the details here.

The 2014 Northwestern University Chicago Scholars Scholarships are worth nearly $5,000 apiece and offer the chance to get tracked into a Northwestern education (an phenomenal opportunity!). Details can be found here.

Summer Debate Institutes
The following summer debate institutes specifically offer financial support for urban debaters. To view a detailed spreadsheet, which includes costs, dates and tuition breaks, please click here

The Eddie Conoway Liberation Institute

Cal Berkley National Debate Institutes

Dartmouth Debate Institute

Emory National Debate Institute

Georgetown Debate Seminar

Georgia Debate Institute

Gonzaga Debate Institute

Indiana Hoosier Debate Camp

Kansas Jayhawk Debate Institute

Michigan Debate Institute

Michigan State Spartan Debate Insitute

Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop

Missouri State Debate Institute

Northwestern Debate Institute

Samford Debate Institute

University of Texas National Institute in Forensics

North Texas Mean Green Workshops

Wake Forest Earliest Bird

Wyoming Forensics Institute

Xylum Debate Institute