About Matthew W. Watson

The Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Matthew Watson by his dear family and friends.

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.

About the Scholarship

The Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July 2007 by friends and family of the late Matthew W. Watson, a University sophomore who died suddenly in May 2007.

This scholarship will leave a lasting impact on the University of Maryland community by providing annual scholarships of at least $1,000 for an incoming freshman or transfer student at the University who has graduated from Centennial High School in Howard County, Maryland.

The University of Maryland (UMD) has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status
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