Alonzo W. Watson, Jr. Scholarship

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, public policy, and public service.


Cash Award Applied to Tuition
One Semester Tuition Benefit

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

Application Requirements and Selection
Applicants must complete the Common App and provide the following:

  • a resume
  • a written personal statement (no more than 500 words) 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 will be chosen by a committee of deans, faculty and a representative of the Watson family.