Summer Forensics Institute

Summer Forensics Institute

Take Your Skills to the Next Level                                                

Bradley's Summer Forensics Institute is about more than helping you deliver better speeches.  It's designed to give you skills that are essential for communicating ideas - not just in competition but in life!

During this 2-week residential program, you will experience

  • Individualized coaching customized to the rules in your state and in the U.S.
  • Daily presentation geared to all skill levels from novice to expert
  • One-on-one guidance to help you develop a competition-ready speech
  • Thoughtful final performance reviews from several staff coaches
  • Lifelong relationships with new friends and mentors

Get yourself tournament-ready this summer!  Join us for instruction that leads to greatness!   


Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 22, 2017 
SFI meets at Bradley University

Friday, June 23 
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.