The Watts HBCU Legacy Scholarship

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The Watts HBCU Legacy Scholarship has been established by mother and daughter, Ms. Jacqueline and Alumna Stephanye Watts (’07) to support students in their quest to be a part of the rich historically Black college story.

The scholarship will award incoming Clark Atlanta University School of Business students with a $1,000 scholarship every Fall through 2029.

Applications for the upcoming Fall 2019 scholarship will be available July 2019. 

About the Scholarship

Purpose: Scholarship
Amount: $1,000.00
Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET

Qualifications for Consideration:
  • Classification- Incoming Freshman
  • Must be attending  the Clark Atlanta University School of Business
  • High School GPA- 2.5 or above
  • Demonstrated financial need (FAFSA)
Applicants Must Submit the Following to be Considered:
  • Scholarship Application (below)
  • Submit a 250-500 word essay that answers the following question: 

How did the legacy of HBCUs influence your decision and in what ways will you give back to CAU upon graduation?

Award Announcement: Week of August 26, 2019

Selection Process: Essay (review scoring rubric)

Please note, the SBANA Scholarship Committee requires scholarship recipients to send a thank you letter to donors via email within one week of award notification.  For more information please contact the Scholarship Committee at

Additional Information: SBANA established named annual scholarships are administered by the SBANA Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Myrah M. Murrell (CAU ’07) SBANA President and Dr. Edward L. Davis, CAU Professor and Christine McEachern Smith Chair.

*Important- Applications that do not meet the criteria and are received after the deadline will not be reviewed. 

Congratulation to the Fall 2019 Watts HBCU Legacy Scholarship recipient!
Kyra L. McKinney, Freshman

Congratulation to the Spring 2019 Watts HBCU Legacy Scholarship recipient!

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