Speech Team Participation Award Application

For New and Transfer Students

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First Name* Last Name*
Address* City*
State* ZIP Code*
Home Phone* Cell Phone
Email Address* Status*

High School* GPA* Graduation Year*
College GPA Years Attended

Please provide any available scores

SAT Verbal Score SAT Math Score ACT Score

Please list public speaking/debate classes you have taken*
Please list competitive speech related experiences/awards*
Please provide a brief statement of interest*

Please provide contact information for your high school speech team coach or other instructor who could fill out a reference form about your previous speech experience.
Coach/Instructor Name* Email Address*

The goal of the College of Saint Mary Speech Team is to build a rich and successful tradition of speaking excellence by producing confident, clear, ethical, and accomplished speakers. We compete at several tournaments hosted by area colleges each semester. Team members are expected to compete in two different events, and at least 4 tournaments per semester. Your participation on the team will also earn you one hour of college credit per semester

Deadline For Applications: June 30, 2015


All participants on the speech team will earn an award commensurate with the number of years they have participated on the CSM Speech Team. First year participants will earn $1000; second-year participants will earn $2000; and third-year participants will earn $3000. Participants who compete a fourth year on the team will earn a $4000 award.

Expectations for award recipients are as follows:

  • Register for COM 140 Intercollegiate Forensics each semester (1 credit hour).
  • Compete in four (4) regular-season tournaments (two weekends) per semester.
  • Compete in the NIFA tournament in the spring semester.
  • Compete in at least two events each tournament.
  • Attend ALL weekly practices in their entirety on the designated evening unless excused in advance by the coach.
  • Work on their events outside the weekly team meeting.
  • Continuation of award from Semester 1 to Semester 2 and year to year is contingent upon successfully meeting these expectations and maintaining a 2.5 GPA

Criteria for Selection:

  • Completed application (see top right of this page).
  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Reference from current or former speech coach or instructor.
  • Preference will be given to students with high school competitive speech experience.

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For more information please contact SpeechAwards@csm.edu