Edwin D. Phillips Debate Team Scholarship

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Ed Phillips at SIUDeadline to be considered is October 31, 2019.

Speech Communication, especially when it involved leadership was always important to Ed Phillips!

While attending Central Michigan University, Ed was on the debate team and received National Honors in both debate & speech. In 1959, he was honored in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." Central still has a jazz radio show that Ed started while he was there.

Prior to his time at SIU, where Ed earned his Ph.D. in Speech Communication and then taught Airline Management, Ed had a long career in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 22 years and attaining the rank of Captain. Ed was a diver in the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal program. He left active duty & was hired by United Airlines in 1966. Ed worked for 29 years in management first inflight and then as Head of Facilities for their corporate headquarters.

In 1995/96 while working on his master's degree in Speech Communication, Ed was one of the assistant coaches for SIU Debate Team. His 2000 dissertation was entitled: "Defining Leadership Communication."

Eligibility
Applicants must be enrolled at SIU Carbondale and in good academic standing. Students must also be an active member of the SIU Carbondale Debate Team during the period of the scholarship reward. Preference is given to a student with interest in a career in public service, public policy, politics, diplomacy, or related fields.

Details
The scholarship award will be credited to the student's SIU Bursar account for use toward tuition and student fees. 

Support the Edwin D. Philips Debate Team Scholarship
The Edwin D. Phillips Debate Team Scholarship was established to honor SIU Carbondale's championship debate team.

You can support the Edwin D. Philips Debate Team Scholarship by making your tax-deductible donation online today.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Dr. Todd Graham, Director of Debate at tgraham@siu.edu.