Are you in the speech and debate in high school? Now you can begin earning college scholarships for your participation in speech and debate as early as the 9th grade, even if you don't plan to pursue it in college. Southwestern University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Indiana Tech and 308 other colleges offer up to $6,000 in scholarships for every year of speech and debate. Plus, if you're in a leadership role, you may be eligible for an extra scholarship of up to $3,375 per year!

Unlike other scholarships for speech and debate members, micro-scholarships don't involve an application, essay, or selection process. They are awarded in your aid package if you enroll at that college.

Here are just some of the colleges and universities offering scholarships for high schoolers participating in speech and debate. See more colleges, and earn micro-scholarships for everything from grades to volunteering in your community, by signing up for a free RaiseMe account.

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Number of colleges offering 311
Award amount Up to $1,500 per year
Average award $169
Average award for leadership position $232