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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

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Scholarship deadline

Varies

Amount

$36,000

Awards Offered

Varies

Renewable

No

Is this a No Essay scholarship?

No

DESCRIPTION

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors nominated by one of 41 partner institutions.

The Watson Fellowship is a rare window after college and pre-career to engage your deepest interest on a global scale. Fellows conceive original projects, execute them outside of the United States for one year and embrace the ensuing journey. They decide where to go, who to meet and when to change course. They do not affiliate with academic institutions and may not hold formal employment.

The program produces a year of personal insight, perspective and confidence that shapes the arc of fellows' lives. The foundation provides (through reimbursement) health insurance and the equivalent of 12-months of payments on outstanding institutional and federally guaranteed (Perkins, Stafford) loans. Only partner colleges may nominate students.

Qualities sought in the selection of fellows include: Leadership, Imagination, Independence, Emotional Maturity, Courage, Integrity, Resourcefulness, Responsibility.

Education Level

Bachelor degree

GPA

No Information Available

Application Start Date

No Information Available

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

You are eligible to apply for the Watson if you are a graduating senior nominated by one of our 41 partner institutions.

The foundation's vision and values grow from the belief that a diversity of people, ideas, and experiences is critical to creating more humane and effective leaders. Watson Fellows are selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Personal Statement - What has convinced you to apply for the Watson? What do you hope to benefit from the year?
  • Project Proposal - 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?
  • 2 Recommendations
  • Transcript
  • Complete the campus selection process
  • PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Program

    Master/Graduate, Phd

    Specialization

    Not Applicable

    Field of Study

    Scholarship General

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Gender

    Male/Female

    Scholarship Frequency

    Annually

    Ethnicity

    Other

    State

    Not Applicable

    Outside State Residents eligible

    No

    International Students eligible

    No

    Online Master Programs eligible

    No

    Credibility

    Low