From EUDC mailing list:
The Dallas-based law firm of Bickel and Brewer announced a $5000 grant to the International Debate Academy Slovenia, sponsored by ZIP Slovenia and the World Debate Institute USA, for scholarship funds to bring the best and neediest of students to the 2009 program, a week-long intensive debate training program that will take place in November.
Sarah Marshala, director of the Bickel and Brewer Foundation, called in this news to Bojana Skrt, IDAS director, who reacted, "I am happy and very grateful for this award, and I am excited about now offering more scholarships than ever. I hope that the example set by this visionary law firm is something that lawyers in Europe will learn from," said Skrt.
Get information about the International Debate Academy Slovenia at http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html
You will find the link to scholarship forms there. Please realize:
There will be substantial competition for scholarship funds.
There will be no 100% awards.
Please follow instructions in the scholarship essay.
September 30 2009 is the deadline.
The International Debate Academy Slovenia is now in its seventh year and has become one of the world's premier debate training programs, focusing on training in the WUDC format. Students from over twenty countries have attended the program, and faculty members come from the top ranks of debate trainers from around the world. http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html
The dates for 2009 are 21-29 November 2009.
One of the other events Bickel and Brewer supports is the International Public Policy Forum that it operates in partnership with New York University. It is a debate contest that allows high school students from all over the world to compete against each other to earn an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the top eight teams and a chance to win $10,000. Formerly known as the Bickel & Brewer/ NYU National Public Policy Forum, the IPPF is a unique debate competition involving public and private schools from across the globe. Visit www.nppf.net for more information! See their Facebook page at