United States Universities Debate Championship Expansion Initiative Dear friends & colleagues,

The Linfield College Forensics Program, in coordination with the Willamette University Debate Union, seeks to provide opportunities for colleges and universities with relatively novice British-Parliamentary (BP) debate programs to attend the United States Universities (USU) Debate Championships hosted by Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, April 13-15, 2012. The funds are intended to subsidize travel, participation/registration fees, judging expenses, and lodging for twenty teams at $900 per team. The primary goal of these grants is to provide financial assistance for colleges and universities who have limited BP tournament experience to attend the 2012 USU championship tournament. Criteria for selection include no prior participation in the international Worlds tournament and limited overall experience in BP debate (participation in no more than three BP debate tournaments as a program).

Please use the ATTACHED form to submit your grant requests. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and must by RECEIVED no later than March 15, 2012. Note that grants for individual teams are contingent on available funding. Send all materials to:
Dr. Jackson B. Miller
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Unit #A585
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
FAX 503-883-2593
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Thanks and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Jackson B. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Forensics
Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
Linfield College   
900 SE Baker St., Unit # A585
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
503-883-2625 (TEL)
503-883-2593 (FAX)
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