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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

William T. Johnson and Watson-Brown Foundation

At the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting today, Sarah Katherine McNeil, Director of Scholarships, told us of the activities of the Watson-Brown Foundation:

In 1970, Walter J. Brown (top, center) established the Watson-Brown Foundation, a nonprofit Georgia corporation, primarily to provide "college opportunities for underprivileged boys and girls." Named for Thomas E. Watson (above, left) and J.J. Brown (above, right), the Foundation today awards annually more than $1 million in merit and need based college scholarships to students from the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina.

The Watson-Brown Foundation also awards grants once a year in support of southern colleges and universities. The grant program focuses much of its resources encouraging the humanities and promoting scholarship on the South.

The Foundation is located in Thomson, Georgia, hometown of Thomas E. Watson.
Scholarships are reserved for students from Georgia or South Carolina who attend four-year, non-profit accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. To be considered, on-line scholarship applications must be completed, and required support documents must be mailed to the Foundation by February 15 (postmarked deadline).

Scholarships are awarded to help defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board. All scholarship checks are mailed directly from the Foundation to the financial aid office of the applicable college or university.

All scholarship applicants are advised in writing of the Board’s decisions. For more information, please contact:

Sarah Katherine McNeil, Director of Scholarships & Alumni Relations."

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