College Scholarship Opportunities

Debate Scholarships
  • University of Kentucky has numerous up-to-full-tuition scholarships targeted to graduates of Urban Debate Leagues and a strong interest in CDL debaters. Current Seniors should apply for both UDL and Parker Diversity Scholarship by December 1, 2016. For more information please contact David Arnett at
  • Loyola University Chicago has a debate scholarship application, which can be accessed here. Scholarships range from $1,000 – $7,000, depending on debate aptitude and need. The Director of Debate, David Romanelli, invites CDL seniors who have not yet committed to a college in the fall — and all juniors — to apply to Loyola.
  • NAUDL has a list of college debate teams offering scholarships, notably including Samford, Indiana, SIU, Wake Forest, USC, Emory, Emporia, UNLV and Baylor.
  • A full list of all colleges that have debate programs can be found here.
General Scholarship Info
  • The CPS Office of College and Career Access has a website with valuable information.
  • Here’s a list of colleges that meet full financial need.
  • The CDC also nominates students for the prestigious Posse scholarship.