Dan Leahy was a strong supporter of encouraging all students to participate in speech and debate.
Dan believed that every student should have access to an education that would shape them into critical thinkers, articulate speakers, and advocates for their communities. Through speech and debate, students learn essential skills that prepare them for success in both academics and their careers.
This scholarship seeks to honor Dan Leahy’s legacy by supporting high school and community college students so they can afford higher education.
One winner will be a high school student who has participated in speech and debate or mock trial and will be attending a four-year college or university after graduating. The second winner will be a community college student who has participated in speech or debate or mock trial.
To apply, tell us about someone you admire and how they have inspired your pursuit of higher education.
Tell us about a person you admire and how they inspired you to pursue further education. Additionally, tell us your motivation behind deciding to participate in speech and debate or mock trial.
The application deadline is May 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 19, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,500 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 19, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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