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Watson-Brown Foundation to award 200 new college scholarships

THOMSON ┬ČThe Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. is accepting scholarship applications for 2011-2012 awards. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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

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

Students must be from 16 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, and students may attend any 4-year, accredited college in the country.

Details, including the online application, may be found at

Watson-Brown Foundation,Inc. was established in 1970 by 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, the director of Scholarships and Alumni Relations, at or (706) 595-8886.

Web posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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