The MSU Debate Team does offer limited, dedicated scholarships to some team members. Scholarships are awarded to both incoming policy debaters and to returning team members and are based on a combination of competitive success, commitment to the team and academic merit. 


The Debate Team also awards one Distinguished Debater annually to an incoming policy debater. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Debater Award:

·         Eva Farber, Northbrook, Illinois, 2019

·         Ezra Serrins, Austin, Texas, 2017

·         Lena Grossman, Niles, Illinois, 2016

·         Luc Walkington, Niles, Illinois, 2015

·         Connor Munsinger, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2014

·         Margaret Strong, Homewood, Illinois, 2013

·         Tyler Thur, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012

·         Pablo Gannon, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 2011