Howard Payne University Offers 32 Scholarships for the Ziggy National Championship​

We're excited to once again partner with Howard Payne University—with over $1.8 million in scholarships!

During our last two tournament series of 2020 (with Ace Peak) and 2021 (with Lasting Impact!), Ziggy Online Debate partnered with Howard Payne University—Isaac’s alma mater. HPU has generously offered even more scholarships this time around, with Dean Scholarships for all debate finalists, and Yellow Jacket Scholarships for all debate semifinalists. These scholarships in total are worth over $1.8 MILLION!

Get to Know 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 

You’re also welcome to contact Isaac Sommers (, an HPU alumnus, to ask about his great experience there.

Scholarship Details*

Finalists (1st & 2nd place students) in LD, TP, and Parli

● $60,000 (Dean Scholarship) off four-year tuition (approx. 57% of tuition)

Semifinalists (3rd and 4th place students) in LD, TP, and Parli

● $56,000 (Yellow Jacket Scholarship) off four-year tuition (approx. 53% of tuition)

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Sign up today!

*Note: Each style of debate requires a minimum of 10 teams registered.