Texas Legion State High School Oratorical Contest

January 1, 2025
Awards Available: 4

Scholarship Description

The Oratorical Contest in Texas offers high school students a chance to compete for scholarships, with a grand prize of $20,500. The competition begins in October, allowing participants to showcase their oratory skills. The process involves local, district, division, and department-level contests, culminating in the Department Finals in February.

Scholarship Details

  • Grand prize: $20,500 in scholarships
  • Awards at the local, district, division, and department levels
  • Additional scholarships for participants advancing to higher stages

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to high school students in grades 9-12
  • Participants must be sponsored by their local American Legion Post
  • Contests follow National rules and guidelines

Application Process

  1. High schools can sponsor one contestant to the district level
  2. Local contests must take place between October 28th and November 26th
  3. Contestants advance from local to district, division, and department levels
  4. Department Finals will be held on Monday, February 19th (with an alternate date of February 26th)
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