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Texas Oratorical Contest

Sponsored by: American Legion, Department of Texas

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between three and five minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.


Application Deadline December 30
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $18,000
Min $500

Contact Information

James P. Heath
Department Oratorical Chairman
American Legion, Department of Texas
600 Headlee Lane
Denton, TX 76201-0853 United States

Phone: (940) 382-3465

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