For 2019, we are proud to be able to offer the Shattered Lens Scholarship for LGBTQ+ debate students. If you are a participant in debate and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you are welcome to apply by completing the application below. Obviously, we have no method to verify your sexual orientation, nor will we ask you about it, so please adhere to the honors system when completing the application.

Applications will be open until May 15, 2019, and we will announce a winner on June 1, 2019. The selected recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000 by mailed check postmarked no later than July 1, 2019.

Please note that we are looking for clarity, logical consistency, and depth in your answers. We do not care about the specific thing you pick as your answer, but we care a lot about your support and justification. There are no length guidelines or formatting requirements, but proper grammar and punctuation are expected. 

Responses will remain entirely confidential and will not be published in any way. If you decide you want your name published, we will include it on our website, but will not do so otherwise.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Be sure to warrant your claim where possible

If you’d like to help us expand the scholarships we offer, please consider donating to the program using the button below. All donations are awarded to scholarship recipients and are tax deductible.