Watson and Odyssey Scholars Program

Program Scholarships

Watson Scholars

The 14 Watson Scholars comprise eight recipients of The Leon and Lorraine Watson North Carolina Scholarship and six recipients of The Elon Commitment Scholarship.

Scholarship:
Fourteen $21,000 awards are given annually.

Applicants must:

  • Be North Carolina residents who have attended a North Carolina high school for one or more year(s) and will graduate from a North Carolina high school
  • Applicants may be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens.
  • Have a solid record of academic achievement.

Odyssey Scholars

The 10 Odyssey Scholars comprise recipients of the following scholarships:

The Honorable Thad Eure NC Achievement Scholarship
(for North Carolina students in 13 counties)

Scholarship:
Three $12,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.

Applicants must:

  • Live in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Gates, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham and Wake counties.
  • Graduate from a North Carolina high School.
  • Applicants may be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens.
  • Have a strong record of achievement and leadership through school, place of worship or community organizations.

The John L. Georgeo Scholarship
(all students are eligible for consideration)

Scholarship:
Two $7,500 scholarships are awarded annually. These scholarships are renewable annually based on academic performance, financial need, citizenship and full-time enrollment.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • High school performance and standardized test scores that indicate promise of academic success.
  • Activities and involvement that indicate leadership commitment.

The Mac Mahon Family Scholarship
(for students from Alamance County, N.C. or designated counties in N.J.)

Scholarship:
One $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually.

Applicants must:

  • Live in Alamance County, N.C.; Essex or Hudson counties, N.J.; or other identified counties in urban areas of northern New Jersey and graduate from a high school in the designated areas.
  • Applicants may be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens.
  • Have a solid record of academic achievement and leadership through school, place of worship or community organizations.

The Susan Scholarship (for women)

Scholarship:
Four $12,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

Applicants must:

  • Be female.
  • Have a solid record of academic achievement and leadership through school, place of worship or community organizations.