SWSDI has teamed up with the fine folks at Metiza Magazine to provide an awesome scholarship opportunity for students who are interested in attending SWSDI. Metiza has generously offered to provide a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to one lucky student.

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the details of the form below. Then attach your response to the following prompt (Please submit your response as a Word document. 750-1000 words.):

Generation Z, defined as people born from 1995 on, are said to be the potential problem solvers of the future. They are less internally focused than Millennials, more results oriented, and innovative in their approach to problem-solving. They are ready to make their voices heard. Many participate in forensics to empower their voices in some way. If your voice were more powerful in society (via greater influence, wider audience, or your own idea) how would you use it? Choose a challenge that your generation faces, and use your voice to share how you choose to solve it. The issue you choose is up to you (e.g. Gender politics, Social Media’s influence on self-image, our toxic political climate, your generation’s role in the future). All ideas are valued, worthwhile, and deserve to be heard. Support your view thoroughly. Make a logical argument. Elevate.

  • So we can contact you with further information.
  • So we can contact your parents if necessary.
  • The name of the school you attend.
  • Please enter a value between 2018 and 2025.
    What year will you graduate from high school?
  • How much experience do you have in Speech and Debate? Is this new for you, or have you long been a part of the community?
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx.
    Please upload your response to the prompt at the top of the page. Word Doc format only.

Metiza magazine will make the decision based on your entries, and one student will be awarded a full scholarship to SWSDI 2017. By submitting your entry, you agree to be contacted by Metiza for clarification, or for future publication of your work at (Metiza Magazine Terms & Conditions)