Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program
This fellowship was established in 1968 to award graduating seniors a one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States. Students must be nominated by one of 40 partner colleges. Through this program, fellows will have the opportunity to experience a year of personal insight, perspective and confidence that will shape their lives. The award comprises one year stipend (through reimbursement), health insurance and 12-months of payments on outstanding institutional and federally guaranteed (Perkins, Stafford) loans.
- 1 award
- Scholarship Website
- Age/Grade Level:You are eligible to apply for the Watson if you are a graduating senior nominated by one of 40 partner colleges.
- Financial Need:Not Required
- Character Traits:Qualities sought in the selection of fellows include:LeadershipImaginationIndependenceEmotional MaturityCourageIntegrityResourcefulnessResponsibility
- College:You are eligible to apply for the Watson if you are a graduating senior nominated by one of 40 partner colleges. (See https://watson.foundation/fellowships/tj/partners)
- Resume/Activity List:Required
- Essay:Your Personal Statement - What has convinced you to apply for the Watson? What do you hope to benefit from the year?Your Project Statement - Your project must sustain your interest amidst the highs and lows of a year in unfamiliar places. What is your plan for the 12-month period? What opportunities and challenges are unique to your project?
- Recommendation Letters:2-3 Recommendations
- Other Materials:Complete the campus selection process