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Deadline nears to apply for 1 of 200 scholarships

The Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications for 2010-2011 awards.

The Foundation will award 200 scholarships to current high school seniors and current college undergraduate students.

Scholarship awards are $3,000 or $5,000 per year for each student's first four years of undergraduate studies.

Students must be from 16 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, and students may attend any four-year, accredited college in the country.

The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15.

Details, including an online application, may be found at ship.

Watson-Brown Foundation was established in 1970 by the late Walter J. Brown primarily as a college scholarship program.

Watson-Brown is among Georgia's largest private foundations, with annual giving totaling more than $6 million.

Currently, the Foundation funds more than 800 students studying at 140 colleges and universities across the country.  

In addition to its scholarship program, the Watson-Brown Foundation also operates three historic sites and house museums and maintains a grant program that funds historic preservation and programs in the humanities.

For more information, contact Sarah Katherine McNeil, director of scholarships and alumni relations at or (706) 595-8886.

Web posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010

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