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Richard B. Watkins Scholarship

Offered by Collins + Co.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 15, 2023
4 awards worth


Grade level

College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

September 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a Black or African American junior college student in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C.? If so, you may be eligible for the Richard B. Watkins Scholarship! The scholarship is open to Black students studying public relations, marketing, graphic design, etc., who are attending university in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Collins + Co, a public relations and marketing agency, offers the scholarship to honor Richard B. Watkins’ legacy of supporting others.

Thus, the scholarship aims to continue that support for others, by selecting four recipients to win $5,000 to use towards their studies, every scholarship cycle. Recipients are also offered an immersive two-week apprenticeship with the company in their field of study. If you’re a Black or African American college student looking for help funding your marketing, graphic design, or public relations degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to Black or African American students obtaining their degrees in public relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, or related fields. They must also attend an institution in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC, and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors



Academic Interest

Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design/Printing, Marketing


Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, email your online application and the below application materials to [email protected] with “[Your name]: 2022 Scholarship Applicant” in the subject line.


Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Collins + Co. at scholars[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Richard B. Watkins Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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