Celebration of Scholarships
Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship History

Friends and family of Matthew W. Watson established the Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship in July 2007 to support an incoming freshman or transfer student who graduated from Centennial High School in Howard County, Maryland. This fund honors the memory of Matthew Watson, a sophomore who died in May 2007.

Donor Statement

Matthew Winter Watson was a loving son, brother, and friend. Matt had a wonderful sense of humor, was a passionate jazz saxophone player and member of the Centennial High School track and football teams. Matt entered the University of Maryland as a freshman in the Fall of 2005. He was a 20 year-old sophomore economics major and a member of Theta Chi Fraternity when he died suddenly in a car accident on May 5, 2007 in College Park, Maryland. In order to preserve Matt's memory, his family and friends established an endowed fund to support undergraduate students at the University.

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