Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$16,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Watson-Brown Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 200 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a resident of eligible counties in Georgia or South Carolina.
  4. Must be a high school senior or current undergraduate college student at time of application.
  5. Must demonstrate academic achievement.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. high school seniors or older students who reside in participating counties in Georgia or South Carolina are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate academic achievement.

Application requirements for the Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Financial need statement
  • Tax returns
Additional Information: The primary mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is to provide college scholarships to area students based on merit and need. This internal scholarship program is entirely managed by the staff of the foundation. Scholarship awards are decided by the board of trustees during its regular second quarter meeting. The scholarship award is awarded to help defray the costs of tuition, books, and room and board. Scholarship checks will be mailed directly from the foundation to the financial aid office of the recipient's college/univeristy of choice. Priority will be given to students residing in particular counties of Georgia and South Carolina. Please visit the Watson-Brown Scholarship Program website for a listing of these counties. Although standardized test scores do not solely reflect academic merit, the scholarship committee does note SAT and/or ACT scores when evaluating applications. Last year, the SAT scores of scholarship recipients ranged from 910 to 1600 (verbal + math). The average SAT score was a 1280. High School grade point averages ranged from 3.2 to 4.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Award Amount: $3,000 or $5,000 annually, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The amount awarded is dependent on the merit of the applicant. Previous recipients must submit transcripts to the foundation at the end of each semester to verify that he/she has maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and taken 12 or more credit hours. There is a short renewal application; however, the application is used mainly to update student information.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $16,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Applications are available online from the Watson-Brown Foundation website. Students must first create an account to access the application. In addition to the completed application, each student must submit official transcripts, two letters of recommendation (one person from the student's current school), a copy of the parents' or student's IRS form 1040 or 1040 EZ, an essay of 500 words or less from one of the topics listed, and a financial need statement. The online application must be completed by the deadline date. Supplemental documents must be mailed to the address provided.
Contact: Sarah Katherine McNeil
Address: Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. 310 Tom Watson Way Thomson, Georgia 30824-0037

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