The Shieldwall Network is renewing the Shieldwall Network Academic Scholarship for the fall, 2017 semester. The SWN will continue to offer a $250 scholarship each semester for approved colleges and universities for matriculating high school seniors and/or entering collegiate freshman who are eighteen years of age or older. However, consideration may be given to applicants in subsequent undergraduate or graduate years of secondary education. The SWN will not make a public acknowledgement of award recipients at their request.

August 18, 2017 will be the application cut-off date for the 2017 fall semester scholarship, awarded to students who presented the best crafted answers to the following application essay questions. Please scan and submit a copy of your high school academic transcript, and attach a (roughly) 2-page essay response to the following two questions by August 18th to this email address:

Choose three countries in Europe that have received at least 50,000 refugees from predominantly Moslem countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Eritrea, Somalia, etc.) over the last three years and identify any changes in crime rates in those countries from 3 years ago to the present. Explain reasons for the change in rate and types of crime.

Please have your essay 1.5 line-spacing and no larger than 13 pt font. We will notify all applicants of the winner on August 20th. The winning submission will include at least one table that includes a demographic breakdown of reported crime patterns.
Thank you for your interest and good luck,
The ShieldWall Network