Alonzo W. Watson, Jr. Scholarship

The Alonzo W. Watson, Jr. Scholarship was established to help finance the educational costs of attending law school for deserving students. The selection committee will seek candidates committed to the ideals of Alonzo Watson, including social justice, educational opportunity, and public service.

Cash Award
One Semester Tuition Benefit

This scholarship is open to current first- or second-year law students.

The recipient cannot otherwise receive merit scholarship support for the same semester the Watson Scholarship is being awarded.

Application Requirements and Deadline
Applicants must provide the following:

  • a resume
  • a written personal statement that addresses the personal qualifications required by the scholarship
  • an unofficial College of Law transcript

Additionally, applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list the University of Utah as the institution to receive the Student Aid Report. The factors for consideration will include academic accomplishment, demonstrated commitment to public service, strong interest in public policy (which could include the pursuit of a graduate degree in the College of Social and Behavioral Science) and financial need.

Recipients of the merit scholarship shall be selected by the Dean after consultation with the College of Law’s awards committee and a representative of the Watson family.

Due: Spring Semester

For Further Information
Please contact Associate Dean Barbara Dickey.