Summer Forensics Institute

Claim the Top Spot                                                

Bradley's Summer Forensics Institute gives you the life skills to clearly and concisely communicate your thoughts - for competition and beyond.

During this 2-week residential program, you will experience:

  • Individualized coaching customized to state and national rules 
  • Daily presentations geared to all skill levels - novice to expert
  • One-on-one guidance to develop a competition-ready speech
  • Thoughtful final performance reviews by several staff coaches
  • Lifelong relationships with new friends and mentors

Plus scholarships are available for new and returning students!

This summer, make your speech worth being heard!

Personalized Instruction.  Championship Tradition.  Tournament-Ready Results.  


Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21, 2018  
SFI meets at Bradley University

Friday, June 22, 2018  
Deadline to guarantee your SFI t-shirt
Deadline to register and pay full tuition


Residents  The full institute fee of $1,195 includes all instruction, camp t-shirt, handouts, computer costs, lunches, dinners, final banquet, and accommodations in an air-conditioned residence hall.  

Commuters  The commuter fee of $1,045 includes all instruction, camp t-shirt, handouts, computer costs, lunches, dinners, and final banquet.

Areas of Focus

The Summer Forensics Institute will offer instruction in the following areas: Program Oral Interpretation, Oratory, Humorous Interp, Special Occasion Speaking, Dramatic Interp, Original Comedy, Informative, Declamation, Extemp, Prose, Impromptu, Poetry, Duo Humorous (both partners must attend camp), Duo Dramatic (both partners must attend camp).

Scholarship Opportunities

Special funds are reserved to assist students who have financial need.  Awards vary from $50 to $400.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, you must complete the Student Petition for Scholarship (PDF) which includes a recommendation by a high school principal or superintendent.  You will be notified, before the start of SFI, if you have been awarded a scholarship.