Summer Forensics Institute

Summer Forensics Institute

Registration is Closed for SFI 2016.                                                   

Bradley's Summer Forensics Institute is the longest-running high school forensics institute in the nation - over 50 years of experience!  In addition, SFI is coached by members of Bradley University’s Speech Team with a record of success unmatched by any other forensic or academic program in history. 

In other words, SFI participants enjoy championship instruction at the most experienced program in the country!

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


Sunday, July 10 - Saturday, July 23, 2016 
SFI meets at Bradley University

Thursday, June 23 
Deadline to guarantee your SFI t-shirt

Friday, July 1 
Deadline to register and pay full tuition (SFI t-shirt not guaranteed)


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.