The Watermark Scholars program is an extension of our commitment to helping students succeed. This year, we are offering two $5,000 scholarships for the fall 2022 academic term to support US community college students. The entry period is August 15 – 31, 2022 and the first 1,000 submissions received during that timeframe will be eligible for consideration.
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
- U.S. citizens and legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older, and
- Are currently enrolled as a student at a community college within the United States (or the District of Columbia) for the 2022-2023 academic year, and
- Have not won a past Watermark Scholarship Award
When Can I Apply?
The submission period is from August 15 – August 31, 2022 EST. The first 1,000 submissions will be accepted for consideration and after that application will be closed.
How Do I Apply?
Tell us, what challenges have you overcome to be a successful student, and what are you inspired to do after graduation? Create a video response where you answer these questions in 2 minutes (120 seconds) or less. Starting August 15, a form will be included on this page for you to apply and share a link to your video (shareable YouTube video or downloadable file via Google Drive accepted – if using Google Drive, please make sure to set your video’s access permissions to “anyone with the link can view”. We can’t wait to hear your story!
Watermark Scholarship Winner Notifications
After the deadline on August 31, 2022 or when the 1,000 submission limit is reached, our Scholarship Committee will watch all of the submissions and assess each against a common set of criteria, including quality of response, clear and proficient communication skills, and strong vision for goals after graduation. We’ll select two award recipients and notify winners using the email address used to submit the video. Winners will be selected by September 15, 2022.
You’ll have 72 hours to respond to accept the scholarship award. When we notify you, we’ll ask for proof of enrollment, your student ID, and the name and address of your institution so that we can coordinate delivery of your scholarship award.
For any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.