Texas Forensic Association Scholarship Application
The Texas Forensic Association will award five scholarships at the state tournament in March. Applications MUST be received by Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applications will be rated on honors/achievements, financial need, academics and service to the speech & debate community; all elements are weighted equally.

Qualifications and Requirements:
1. Applicant must be a Senior
2. Applicant should have qualified for TFA State Tournament either this year or last year.
3. All parts of the application must be typewritten. Handwritten applications/letters will be rejected.
4. All parts of the application must be received by Thursday, February 1, 2018.
5. If the name of the student, the coach or the school appears anywhere other than on this form, IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Coach recommendations should NOT include the name of the coach or the school.

Instructions for Coach's Recommendation:
1. The application will NOT be considered without a typed, one-page coach recommendation.
2. Do not use school letterhead.
3. Do not use the student's name in your letter.
4. Recommendations should include:
a. your overall endorsement of the student;
b. your evaluation of financial need;
c. other factors the committee might need to know.
5. A coach may recommend as many students as they deem deserving.

Instructions for the Personal Narrative:
The personal narrative box should include an explanation of why applicants believe they are deserving of this scholarship.

Your Application is NOT COMPLETE until you have submitted both portions: Application Form with Personal Narrative (below), Coach Recommendation (coaches should email these to JP Fugler at fuglerjp@lisdeagles.net). The email address for any other correspondence regarding submissions is: tfascholarships@gmail.com.

Full Name *
Your answer
Home Address *
(Your home address)
Your answer
High School and City *
Example: Texas Forensic High School, City, TX
Your answer
Coach Email *
Your answer
Name of Coach *
Your answer
ZIP Code *
Your answer
Parent / Guardian Name *
Your answer
Parent / Guardian #2 Name
(Skip if you only have one parent/guardian)
Your answer
Class Rank *
(21 out of 375)
Your answer
GPA (____ on a _____ scale) *
(4.2 on a 5.0 scale)
Your answer
Parent / Guardian 1 Occupation *
Your answer
Parent / Guardian 2 Occupation
(leave blank if this doesn't apply)
Your answer
Approximate Total Family Income *
Use the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from this year's or last year's tax return
Your answer
Number of Children in Family? *
Your answer
Number of Siblings Currently in College? *
Your answer
What percentage of your college costs will your parents be able to pay? *
Your answer
What college do you plan to attend? *
Your answer
What is your anticipated major? *
Your answer
PERSONAL NARRATIVE: Submit a Personal Narrative below stating why you feel you deserve this scholarship. *
Word Limit is 500 words.
Your answer
In the space below, please list your FIVE most outstanding speech/drama awards. You may list awards other than speech, if you wish. *
DO NOT USE THE NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL. If you were chosen Outstanding Speaker of Smith High School, list that as 'Outstanding Speaker of my high school'. List awards, but not schools UNLESS the tournament is a nationally recognized (TOC) tournament that will not indicate the region where you attend school. Examples are St. Mark's, UT, Churchill, Bellaire, etc.
Your answer
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