Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project
"Raising the young social & political voice in urban Atlanta."

Online Application

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video submission

In the online application, there is a file uploader to submit a document containing a link to your application video.  It is strongly encouraged that you submit your video on YouTube as "unlisted" for privacy purposes.  Copy the link in a word or pdf document and upload it to your application.  The video should be a 1-3 minute presentation explaining why you are a good fit for the program.  The video does not need to be professionally filmed.

One Recommendation Letter

Only a current letter written by a school teacher, counselor, or administrator will be accepted.  If the school will not directly provide the applicant with the recommendation letter, please have them email it to info@harvarddcdp.org 

Academic Transcript

A current academic transcript is required.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  If the school will not directly provide the applicant with the transcript, please have them email it to info@harvarddcdp.org 

GPA Requirement

There is no GPA requirement for consideration, although a 3.0 it is preferred.

Geographic Requirement

Candidates must live within 45 miles of the City of Atlanta.

Grade Requirement

Only students currently in grades 8-11 are eligible.

Important interview dates

Please note that each student is not guaranteed an interview.  However, here are two important dates that you should save on your calendar to ensure your availability for potential interviews:

Sunday, September 16th (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

Sunday, September 23rd (2:00pm - 5:00pm)