Our Scholarship

Our founder, Walter J. Brown, believed college education provided the best avenue towards success and fulfillment. In 1970, he established a private Foundation to support that belief. The Watson-Brown Foundation scholarships are awarded to students from communities in and near the Savannah River valley where Brown was raised and spent the majority of his adult life.

The Watson-Brown Foundation helped Tyler prepare for his future. Why not see if we can help you too?

Our Application Process

Step 1

Apply Online.

Complete your application online. There are instructions provided for each step of the application.

The 2022-2023 application is currently closed. The application for the 2023-2024 Watson-Brown Scholarship will open in October 2022.


Step 2

Verify Supporting Materials.

Verify that your transcript and letter of recommendation have been uploaded to your online application by the deadline. If they have not been submitted, check with your counselor and/or recommender as the request email may have been forwarded to their “Spam” or “Trash” folders.


Step 3

Complete the 3 steps of the application process and submit your application by the deadline. Once you submit your application, make sure you receive a confirmation email.

The application deadline is February 8th, 2022.


Caroline Adkins

“The Watson-Brown Scholarship has opened so many doors for me over the past year and a half. Over the past year, I have been able to get involved on campus with multiple organizations. It provided me with funds to pay for school books and gave me time to settle into the campus without the stress of working and attending school.”

-2017 Watson-Brown Scholar
Valdosta State University

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