Urban Debater of the Year

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What is the Debater of the Year?

The Urban Debater of the Year recognizes a debater who demonstrates commitment and dedication to debate, improvement in their performance in school and debate, academic excellence and leadership in their school, urban debate league and community.

What is Awarded?
Finalists will each receive college scholarships of at least $1000. 

The Urban Debater of the Year will receive a college scholarship of at least $2000. Additionally, the Urban Debater of the Year and their partner will automatically qualify to compete in the Urban Debate National Championship and will deliver the key not speech at the Annual Dinner.

Who can Apply?

Seniors graduating in 2018
GPA of at least 2.00
Active competitors in their urban debate leagues for this and last school year
Display leadership in the urban debate community

Key Dates
1/10 - Application opens
2/9 - Application due
2/16 - Finalists announced
3/9 - Finalist applications due
3/19 - Urban Debater of the Year announced
4/19 - Annual Dinner
4/20-22 - Urban Debate National Championship
NYCUDL Winners
2017-2018 - Zainabou Darboe, Dreamyard Prep HS