Erica Brown Scholarship
BUDL has offered a scholarship since 2000 to give students an opportunity to travel to the IDEA Youth Forum and participate in the International Karl Popper Debate Competition hosted by the International Debate Education Association (IDEA). Traditionally three different high school seniors are selected to compete, and one teacher is selected to supervise. The award is named after a former senior Erica Brown who attended Walbrook High School. Erica suffered a fatal heart attack in January 2003, and the BUDL administration deemed it appropriate to rename the award in her honor. At the annual awards banquet, Erica's family presents the students with the award and a gift from the league.
As of 2008, due to budgetary concerns, the scholarship has not been awarded.
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