DThe mission of the Watson Brown Foundation is to provide need and merit based scholarships to select Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four year colleges and universities in the United States.
Founder, Walter J. Brown, believed college education provided the best avenue towards success and fulfillment. The Foundation was established to support his belief. Scholarships are awarded to communities in and near the Savannah River valley where Brown was raised and spent the majority of his adult life.
Eligible students must be from one of the 18 counties listed:
- Georgia Counties (Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hart, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes)
- South Carolina Counties (Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, Spartanburg)
Current high school seniors or current undergraduate students may apply for the scholarship. Students must plan to attend a 4 year accredited, non-profit college. The Foundation recognizes colleges and universities accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies, such as SACS.
Complete the application online. Submit the following:
- Test Scores
- Letters of Recommendation (requested through an online system)
- A Copy of IRS Form 1040 or 1040EZ
An essay is to be completed within the online scholarship application. The essay demonstrates a student's writing ability, but should also convey the student's personality and other qualities not listed on the application.
To apply to the Watson Brown Foundation Scholarship click here.
Deadline to apply online is February 15, 2018.