The writer/producer behind hit shows like, The Shield, S.W.A.T., The Get Down and Timeless, is offering 5 full scholarships to Rockford students.

Rockford native, Shawn Ryan, leveraged his theater studies at Keith Country Day School and turned it into quite a career as a television writer and producer in Hollywood. I am one of millions of tv watchers that would rank, The Shield (2002), as one of the best cop dramas ever made.

Shawn just made an extremely generous offer to Rockford students to get the kind of education that he credits as one of the biggest reasons for his current success. Five young people will receive full tuition to his alma mater, Keith Country Day School. Students entering 7th-11th grade next school year can apply, according to mystateline.com. Shawn said,

“I was a scholarship student when I was at Keith, I had a scholarship, I had a work-study program where I would do jobs for the school, my father volunteered his time he was an accountant and he would do the books for the school in order to offset some of the tuition for my brother and myself."

What a great opportunity to give your child a hard-to-match education. For more scholarship details and to apply right now, click HERE.

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