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Become part of a long-standing tradition of success.

Learn how to apply for a scholarship in forensics

  • Forensics team ranked in the top 15% in the nation
  • Top forensics program at a private/small school in Kansas
  • One of six colleges or universities that have sent students to the American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament every year since its beginning in 1978.


  • Earn scholarships and college credit for participation on the team
  • Travel across the country to compete, expenses paid
  • Choose from 11 events to compete: prose, informative speaking, impromptu, persuasion, program oral Interpretation, extemp, duo, dramatic interpretation, poetry, after dinner speaking, communication analysis


  • Give voice to people and stories that may not be in a position of power/privilege to speak
  • Develop the writing, research, performance, public speaking, and organizational skills to be successful in any classroom or career field
  • Open up graduate school assistantship opportunities

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.