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Grace M. Walsh Forensics Scholarship

Walsh(contingent upon funding)

In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an outstanding student competitor of the Nationally-Ranked UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team

Grace Walsh taught speech and coached forensics at UW-Eau Claire for 36 years.  As a professor and director of forensics, she coached 25 state oratory champions and six national champions before retiring in 1980. She also coached 11 Wisconsin forensics champions, and no other state team beat UW-Eau Claire while the team was under her supervision. She was also the co-founder of the speech department and served as its chair for some time. Grace also played a key role in developing many of the events and activities that are now standard conventions of the competitive speech world.  For more than 50 years, forensicators at Eau Claire have strived to live up to the standard of excellence Grace established.

Contact the Director of Forensics for application information. 

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