Watson College Scholars Program

About the Watson College Scholars Program

The Watson College Scholars Program (launching in fall 2021) is a student-focused academic and professional development initiative, funded by large multinational organizations. Participants have an opportunity to directly interface with industry partners, faculty and peers.

This program will promote the academic and professional success of the participants by providing high-impact interventions and financial support to develop underrepresented minoritized, female, and economically-disadvantaged (e.g. Pell-eligible) students who are strong candidates for graduate study and a professional career in engineering or computer science. Our desired outcomes are to develop future innovators and leaders who will enter graduate school and the workforce as a global citizen with a depth and breadth of professional and technical skill development.

Benefits for Participants

  • Academic support
  • Financial support
  • Internship placement assistance
  • Job placement opportunities
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities with multinational organizations
  • Global experience opportunities
  • Community service/service-learning opportunities
  • and much more ...


  • Admitted to Watson College
  • Self-identified as a member of an underrepresented minoritized group (African American / Black, Hispanic / Latinx, Native American / Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander); or
  • Identify as a woman; or
  • Economically disadvantaged upon entry into the college

Participants must make successful academic progress and actively participate in program activities. Participants must maintain a 3.0 GPA; those who fall under a 3.0 GPA may be placed on probation or removed from the program. 



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