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Towson University Forensics offers half- and full-tuition scholarships for incoming freshmen. Ten students are currently receiving scholarships for their participation on the team. All of our students perform at a high level in forensics and in their academic endeavors, making them stellar scholars-in-training.

Scholarships (full or partial tuition) are renewable for four years and offer students additional benefits, including 1.5 academic credits each semester, regional and national travel opportunities, service learning engagement with high school forensics students, induction into the national forensics honor society, Pi Kappa Delta and a chance to continue the legacy of Towson University Forensics.

If you are a high school senior and/or a college student wanting to transfer to Towson University who has previously participated in competitive forensics, we offer forensics scholarships for newly admitted students. Applications for forensics scholarships are due yearly on Dec. 1. To apply for a forensics scholarship, you must also have submitted your application to the University for admission. Visit the TU Admissions website to start the admissions process.

Meet the Scholarship Recipients

Ameena Ruffin
Ameena Ruffin

Ameena Ruffin is a third-year Towson debater majoring in Sociology and minoring in Cultural Studies. Before her time on the TU team, Ameena debated for Baltimore City College for two years and began coaching for her alma mater's debate team. Ameena's passion for debate stems from her strong desire to learn and converse with others who enjoy learning. When she completes her undergraduate education, Ameena plans to attend graduate school.






Lenny Herrera
Lenny Herrera

Lenny Herrera is a second-year student at Towson University majoring in Philosophy. Before his time on the TU debate team, Lenny attended and debated for the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Queens, New York. Lenny enjoys debating because it forces him to think critically and become more open-minded. After Lenny completes his undergraduate education, he plans to attend graduate school. When he is not debating he enjoys playing sports and listening to music.



Kevin Whitley
Kevin Whitley

Kevin Whitley is a debater from the Baltimore Urban Debate League. He debated for Baltimore Talent Development High School attending several national debate tournaments in which his senior year he qualified for the Tournament of Champions placing in the top 20 speakers. He is now a third-year Towson debater majoring in International Relations with a track in Foreign Development. He plans to work within International politics resolving and mediating resource wars and dealing closely with conflict resolution. Kevin says he debates because “it gives me a space to express my thought and ideas that would otherwise be unheard because of my age. The education that I received within debate was able to supplement the poor and inadequate education that I received while attending public school.”



Korey Johnson
Korey Johnson

Korey Johnson is a second-year student at Towson University with a major in Political Science and a minor in African American Studies. She participated in the Baltimore Urban Debate League and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Her vision and enthusiasm in debate comes from her aspiration to transform the world and her community into a positive environment for everyone. After completing her undergraduate degree, Korey plans on attending law school. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, play video games, and write poetry.


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