The Guide to

Watson Fellowship

$5,000

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Due

October 1, 2022

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About this scholarship

To be eligible for this $5,000 scholarship, applicant must be planning to pursue a career in research, sustainability, innovation, instruction or extension service in the turfgrass industry and be in the second year or beyond of a recognized graduate program in turfgrass science or a related field. Essays, letters of recommendation, a resume and transcripts are required to apply.

Special requirement

For future educators and researchers of the turfgrass industry

Essay required

Show that you’re the best applicant out there with a stand-out essay.

Letter of recommendation required

Get a boss or teacher to share how awesome you are.

Specific majors

Only students with specific majors qualify.

Provider: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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Updated on October 10, 2022

FAQs

To increase your chances of getting a scholarship, apply early, follow all application instructions, and write a great scholarship essay (if applicable)! For more help, ask a Mos advisor!


If you haven't heard back within a few weeks, reach out to the scholarship organization! Some scholarship organizations email all the applicants to let them know if they were selected or not, while others only contact the winners—it usually depends on the number of applicants. It never hurts to follow up.


To prioritize your scholarship applications, think about which scholarships you have the best chance of getting (the most specific ones, with more than one winner), the ones due the soonest, and the ones that are awarding the most money.

Tip: We recommend you make a schedule for yourself to follow to stay organized and on track throughout the scholarship application season! You can always ask a Mos advisor for help.


Each scholarship has a set of requirements: specific factors that determine whether or not you're eligible to apply. You can visit the scholarship site to find this information, or fill out the Mos quiz to be automatically matched with scholarships you qualify for! FYI: the more information you share with Mos, the better scholarship matches Mos will make!


A letter of recommendation (letter of rec) is a letter written by someone in your life who can speak to your achievements, positive traits, and potential. It's basically a summary of why you're great and deserve the scholarship or funding you're applying for! Typically, students ask teachers, mentors, coaches, or employers (never family or friends). FYI: You have to ask someone to write a letter of rec for you.


Yes! You can use the same letter for multiple scholarships. Make sure the letter meets each scholarship's requirements, and isn't too specific to one scholarship. Tip: You might have to ask your recommender to change the wording for different applications.


Start by making a list of all your professional experience. This includes any jobs, internships, or volunteer experiences you've had. You can also include impressive achievements like being a part of a club, or winning an award. A standard resume is no more than one page long. Check out this resume guide by Grammarly, and some templates by Canva and Microsoft for reference.


Yes! But make sure to read each scholarship application's essay guidelines and requirements, and personalize your essay to each scholarship you apply to. Using the same essay for multiple applications can be a time-saver, but changing just a sentence or two can make a difference!


To have a copy of your official transcript submitted for a scholarship application, you'll need to contact the registrar's office and ask that they send your transcript to the address you provide. Tip: Make sure to do this far in advance!

For a college transcript, you can also contact the registrar's office, or, you can submit a request through your college portal. FYI: Colleges often charge a fee for this.


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