Application Deadline
  Award Type
  Award Amount

Up to $10,000

First Year


Competitive, merit-based, renewable scholarships for students who participate in Trinity's Debate program.
Baker Duncan Debate scholarships are granted to incoming First-Year students with a talent for debating and a desire to commit to Trinity’s Debate program.

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  Who is eligible:

Undergraduate, entering first-year students planning to join the Debate program at Trinity

  Who is not eligible:

Transfer, continuing, or graduate students

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  How to Apply


Submit your online application.



Applications open:
Sept. 1

Application deadline:
Feb. 7


Submit supplemental documents:
  • A resume of debate accomplishments
  • A recommendation letter from a high school coach
  • Submit supplemental documents to

Feb. 7

  Important Details

Selection Criteria

For more information about selection criteria, please contact the Department of Human Communication and Theatre

Renewal Information
  • Renewable annually for up to 8 semesters, not including summers
  • Must become and remain a part of the Debate team
  • Must maintain a predetermined cumulative G.P.A.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for each semester
How Trinity Determines Eligibility

Simple math!
Cost of Attendance - Student Aid Index = Financial Need



Application process and admission:

Department of Human Communication and Theatre
Will Jensen
Director of Debate