Online Tournament Awards, Part 2: Scholarships

Ziggy & Ace Peak are excited to announce $1.5 million worth of scholarships toward several educational and college sponsors for top competitors at The Online Championship.

May 17, 2020

    We told you we had more news coming—and today we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with a number of educational institutions (including Isaac’s alma mater, Howard Payne University) who have generously offered to provide the following scholarships toward their tuition to the top debaters at The Online Championship tournaments (for both NCFCA & Stoa debaters) in June 2020:

1st place students in LD and TP

Howard Payne University: $60,000 off four-year tuition (approx. 57% of tuition)

Criswell College: $8000 off of four-year tuition (approx. 11% of tuition)

Praxis: $2000 off tuition (approx. 8% of tuition)

● Patrick Henry College: Free tuition for a PHC Summer 2020 Teen Camp

2nd place students in LD and TP

Howard Payne University: $60,000 off four-year tuition (approx. 53% of tuition)

3rd and 4th place students in LD and TP

Howard Payne University: $56,000 off four-year tuition (approx. 53% of tuition)

Quarterfinalists in LD and TP

Howard Payne University: $500-$1000 per semester off annual tuition, conditional on a successful audition for and continued participation with HPU’s debate team (the Student Speaker Bureau)

More Information About Each

Howard Payne University

Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered, close-knit academic community located in the heart of Texas since 1889. Through teaching, learning and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.

A Christian liberal arts institution, HPU offers more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in seven schools: Business, Christian Studies, Education, Humanities, Music and Fine Arts, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities. Co-curricular organizations include the Model UN, Moot Court and Student Speaker Bureau, and more than 25 student organizations round out the school’s extracurricular options.

HPU’s 80-acre, tree-lined campus in Brownwood is situated on the northern side of the Texas Hill Country. Off-campus activities include visits to nearby Lake Brownwood. Students who enjoy athletics take part in well-attended intramural sporting competitions. Student athletes at HPU compete in six men’s and six women’s sports through the American Southwest Conference.

For more information about Howard Payne University, visit

Read the Ace Peak blog post on Howard Payne’s scholarships here.

● Criswell College

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning, with a diverse community of Christian, evangelical believers, that is devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality.

With an expanding curriculum, Criswell undergraduate students choose from various degree programs. Students interested in a general education grounded in a strong biblical and theological foundation may pursue an Associate of Arts. Students at the baccalaureate level may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, Psychology, or Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Read the Ace Peak blog post on Criswell’s scholarships here.

● Praxis

An alternative to college, Praxis offers students an affordable, fast-paced, results-oriented training program that has hundreds of proven success stories for launching successful people into the world.

Praxis graduates average over $50,000 per year during their first year after graduation. Their average age is 21, 4 years younger than the average age of college grads. 96% of Praxis graduates are employed immediately after the program.

Rather than, for example, studying for an entire semester to be able to pass a midterm and a final, Praxis participants tie each act of learning to a deliverable act of creation at least once every thirty days. Rather than producing infrequently in a structured classroom setting, Praxis participants produce in the real world and for real people outside of school.

Read the Ace Peak blog post on Praxis’s scholarship here.

● Patrick Henry College Teen Camps, Summer 2020

PHC is excited to offer the winners of LD & TP a free PHC Teen Camp for summer 2020! This year, Teen Leadership camps will be using a revised platform—the virtual interactive camp experience. This is an important ministry at PHC! PHC wants your camper to grow spiritually, build on academic growth, experience a bit of college life, and have joyful adventure while doing it. The camps will revolve around academic instruction, devotional & worship times, and interactive breakout sessions. Learn more at our homepage where you can read a letter by Director of Student Recruitment Stephen Pierce describing the summer program. They can’t wait to see you there! You can view the wide variety of camps—from constitutional law, to journalism, to strategic intelligence, and much more—at this link.


     These are fantastic opportunities. Whether programs like these are on your radar now or in the future, we hope you are excited about these offers as we are.

Registration is open. Stoa registration closes June 5, NCFCA registration closes June 12.