The Mean Green Workshops were created to bring a national-level debate institute to students who would otherwise be unable to attend. To date, we have awarded more than $600,000 in financial aid to deserving students.
Limited financial assistance is available for those who would benefit significantly from attending the workshop but would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. Individual awards are generally limited to $500. In order to complete an application, we request that applicants submit letters supporting the aid decision from the student, a parent/guardian, and coach. The letter from the parent should indicate the level of need (including an amount budgeted for workshop); the letter from the coach should indicate work ethic, leadership, and skill; the letter from the student should indicate why attending workshop is important. Letters may be sent in any format including email. Requests for aid will be considered on an individual rolling basis. Requests completed by April 15 receive primary consideration, and all funds will be awarded by May 15.
Students from UDL programs receive discounts of 30% off the cost of tuition. This discount applies for any participants who currently debate at a UDL-member school regardless of who contributes to tuition payments. This may not be combined with any other discounts. Eligible schools should be reported by your local UDL director.
Students attending from the same squad are eligible for discounts at certain enrollment levels. Students debating with squads sending 6+ students in any workshop receive a discount of $100 each. Students with squads sending 12+ students receive a discount of $100 per week per students (as much as $300 off per student!). All squad discounts will be issued by May 5 based on squad deposit payments received by May 1. If you believe you may be eligible for a discount, please pay only the deposit amount, and check with us before paying the balance.