We are thrilled to introduce our partners for the 2020 competition season…
Many of these partners are extending incredible scholarship opportunities and benefits for NCFCA families, so please take a few minutes to meet each of our partners below and take note of when they will have representatives available to meet you at upcoming tournaments!
Meet our longtime partner, National Championship host for multiple years, and the host of our first NCFCA Summit in 2019— the University of Northwestern St. Paul!
The University of Northwestern is a Christ-centered liberal arts university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Celebrate our partnership with UNW and the pinnacle of your competition season at the 2020 National Championship on UNW’s campus this year!
NCFCA students who enroll at UNW as full-time undergraduates for Fall 2020 are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship ($625/year).
NCFCA students and affiliated constituents will receive a 20% discount in Dual Enrollment, Adult Undergraduate, and Graduate courses and programs at the University of Northwestern. Learn more about these programs below!
NCFCA began in 1997 as the HSLDA Debate League with the goal of training up Christian home school students to learn the skills necessary to reach their world with God’s truth. In the following decades, NCFCA has grown and developed with regard to systems and programs, but remains deeply grateful to HSLDA for their continued partnership. HSLDA’s mission is to preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education.
Discounts for NCFCA Families
NCFCA families can receive a discount on HSLDA Online Academy classes using the code PTNCFCA30 at checkout.
Furthermore, NCFCA is pleased to sponsor and attend HSLDA’s National Leaders Conference. Stop by our booth to say hi!
Patrick Henry College exists to glorify God by challenging the unacceptable status quo in higher education, lifting high both faith and reason within a rigorous academic environment; thereby preserving for posterity the ideals behind the “noble experiment in ordered liberty” that is the foundation of America. NCFCA is grateful to PHC for a partnership that spans many years!
Patrick Henry College Forensics Scholarships
For students interested in applying to and attending Patrick Henry College, please see the scholarship application process for NCFCA competitors below. Due to the shortened competitive season, scholarships will only be offered to graduating seniors.
Seniors, please submit a forensics resume describing your historical performance at various NCFCA tournaments throughout your years in NCFCA. Provide a sample video (5-8 minutes of a practice or competition round) via this link. Please share your video via a YouTube link. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $10,000 per year at PHC. Students must fully participate in either Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Civic Debate during Fall and Spring semesters of enrollment as directed by the college. This scholarship is contingent on the award recipient applying and being accepted to Patrick Henry College.
Since 1917, Anderson University has been a place of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and academic formation for students of every background. A nationally accredited university with over 60 undergraduate majors offered, Anderson University has been consistently ranked among America’s top colleges for being a place where students discover who they’re created to be.
Anderson University offers a $1,000 scholarship to any NCFCA student who qualifies for Nationals their junior or senior year of high school. This scholarship will be renewed each year for 4 years and can be stacked on top of other scholarship awards. Anderson invites any senior NCFCA student to apply for the NCFCA Scholar Award. The NCFCA Scholar Award is a full tuition scholarship and will also be renewed for each year for 4 years.
Covenant College is located in Georgia and seeks to inspire and equip their students to be faithful stewards of their God-given abilities. Their nationally-ranked academic program will challenge you, but you’ll be confident knowing that you have the necessary resources at hand to help you along the way. Their accomplished faculty will become your teachers, mentors, and friends. At Covenant College, student life program is known for its focus on residence hall identities, personal development, and relationship building. It’s a dynamic community where each student’s gifts are celebrated and encouraged.
Covenant College will extend scholarship opportunities at the 2020 National Championship. Watch for additional information in your inbox this May!
The King’s College is a small Christian Liberal Arts College which prepares students for principled leadership around the world. Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to transform society by preparing students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually lead strategic public and private institutions, and by supporting faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical issues.
As a silver lining to this unusual time, The King’s College is offering all NCFCA seniors enrolling for Fall 2020 a $1,500 per year scholarship renewable for up to four years. This scholarship opportunity can stack with other need and merit aid at King’s. The average NCFCA student receives $80,000 or more in total aid from King’s during their time at the school. To secure this scholarship, applicants must inform their admissions counselor by email before May 1st of this year. Take a virtual visit of the school HERE.
Over the past two decades, NCFCA has been blessed to link arms with mission-minded organizations such as Worldview Academy. By offering Christian leadership camps for junior and high school students, Worldview Academy guides students to wrestle with real issues and discover real answers in the Bible. At the 2019 NCFCA National Championship, Dell Cook, President of the Worldview Academy Board of Trustees, shared practical ways to bring the Christian worldview to bear on the questions, problems, and issues facing our young people today. Mr. Cook returned for NCFCA Summit 2019, reminding us to “keep the pathways of questioning available and trust God and His timing. He is faithful.” We look forward to our continued partnership with Worldview Academy.
Discounts for NCFCA Families
NCFCA families can receive a discount on Worldview Academy Camps across the country by using the code NCFCA.
Multnomah University is a diverse community that equips students to love Christ and serve their neighbors through their lives and work. Multnomah University’s mission is to equip Christian students through higher education to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually formed, and culturally engaged servant leaders, shaped to be a transforming force in the church, community, and world.
Multnomah University offers a $500 scholarship to homeschool students who matriculate as full-time undergraduates at the Portland, OR campus. Students may also qualify for additional academic scholarships ranging in value up to $9,000.
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is the official foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of America’s 30th president. The Foundation was formed in 1960 by a group of Coolidge enthusiasts, including John Coolidge, the president’s son. It maintains its offices at the president’s birthplace in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The Foundation seeks to greatly increase Americans’ understanding of President Coolidge and the values he promoted.
The Coolidge Cup is a national debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Debaters qualify through various preliminary competitions across the country for a chance to compete in the Coolidge Cup tournament, held in President Coolidge’s historic hometown of Plymouth, Vermont. The tournament takes place each year during the week of the Fourth of July. A total of $15,000 in scholarship prize money is awarded to the top finishers.
The Coolidge Foundation will invite top participants of the NCFCA Black Mountain NC, National Open to participate at the 2020 Coolidge Cup tournament.
Make sure to say hello to The Coolidge Foundation’s Debate Program Director, Jared Rhoads, at the NC National Open!
Charleston Southern is the Lowcountry’s only Christian university. Their learning community is dynamic. Students come from all over the country and many faith backgrounds. Committed faculty take the time to see your potential. They will help you achieve your personal and career goals. Their close-knit campus offers huge opportunities – including big-time, competitive NCAA Division I athletics.
CSU will be at the 2020 NC National Open in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Look for their booth and say hello to their representatives at the tournament!
Concordia is the premier university where the adventure of faith, learning, and life-changing experiences leads to meaningful work. Concordia University Texas is a regionally accredited institution of higher education, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through a variety of delivery methods, including online and accelerated learning. A privately held, liberal arts university, Concordia is affiliated with The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. It is a member of the highly respected Concordia University System, in which more than 36,000 students are enrolled nationwide.
Concordia University will host the Region 12 Championship. Look for additional information in your inbox this April!
Explore Grand Canyon University’s degree programs and find the right campus or online program for you. GCU offers a variety of highly sought-after degrees, crafted with your career development in mind. At GCU their accessible online programs make earning your degree the right choice for learning new skills, confidently entering the workforce, or developing professionally in growing fields. Get started on a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree and discover what new opportunities come your way with a degree from GCU.
As an ALPHA Alliance partner with GCU, NCFCA is excited to provide exceptional benefits to NCFCA families. To learn more, visit the GCU website.
Interested in continuing your forensics career in college? Grand Canyon University has a winning speech and debate team! Even better, GCU is still giving out speech and debate scholarships for the 20-21 academic year and you can audition straight from your living room! Here’s how:
- Fill out GCU’s free and easy application at apply.gcu.edu
- A University Admissions Counselor will contact you to upload transcripts, discuss your academic scholarships, and answer questions about GCU!
- Send a video or YouTube link of a speech or debate to our Director of Forensics Michael Dvorak (Michael.Dvorak@gcu.edu) for consideration.
GCU Speech and Debate competes regionally and nationally, and placed third at the 2020 National Christian College Forensics Association National Championship Tournament in Pennsylvania in March! You can like GCU Speech and Debate on Facebook. For more questions about the team, reach out to Director of Forensics Michael Dvorak (Michael.Dvorak@gcu.edu, ).
LeTourneau University is a place for those who learn by doing. They are comprised of makers, doers, creators. LeTourneau is small enough to give every student hands-on professional experience and comprehensive enough to assemble outstanding faculty in dozens of academic programs. The world is their mission field, where their graduates carry the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Many thanks to LeTourneau University for serving as the host for our Region 11 Qualifier in Longview, TX!
Praxis is a one-year startup apprenticeship program and career accelerator for young people looking to launch their career.
Praxis will extend scholarship opportunities at the 2020 National Championship. Watch for additional information in your inbox this May!
Regent is an accredited Christian university offering top-rated undergraduate degree programs, online and on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Regent will extend scholarship opportunities at the 2020 National Championship. Watch for additional information in your inbox this May!
You’re not casual about your faith. Your Christian college shouldn’t be either. At Boyce College, the theological core, community of discipleship, and wide range of opportunities to grow and serve provide an experience that goes beyond education. Expect all of who you are and what you do to be transformed by the power of the gospel.
Many thanks to Boyce College for serving as the host for our Louisville, KY National Open!
Wave Leadership College is a thriving Christian college, offering an accredited Associate of Ministry Degree wit ha variety of concentration options. Courses are offered face-to-face with instructors and peers, on our campus, in small class sizes. Students enjoy an experience-rich, academically-adept environment, where mentorship is the method to equip Christian leaders for life and leadership.
Many thanks to Wave Leadership College for serving as the host for our Virginia Beach, VA Qualifier!
Many thanks again to our 2020 Partners! We are grateful to provide great opportunities for our NCFCA families and students through our partnerships with these organizations.
Want to learn more about partnership opportunities? Email Office@NCFCA.org for more information.