Alita A. Watkins
M E M O R I A L   S C H O L A R S H I P

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Alita A. Watkins, a life-long resident of Haywood County. She was a graduate of Haywood High School (1980) and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. A single mother of three children, she sometimes worked three jobs simultaneously but still managed to use whatever motivational tools necessary to encourage her sons to excel academically while impacting the community. This scholarship honors her memory and her unparalleled love for the community she lived in.

Recent Scholarship Winners

Baleigh Readus

Oglethorpe University

Allaysia Watkins

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Stephen Ellison

Austin Peay State University

Amrin Dixon

University of Georgia
Business Management

Kristin Henning

University of Tennessee-Martin
Political Science

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the criteria to qualify?

When can I apply?

January 1st - May 1st 

When will the winners be announced?

No later than June 1st

How will the scholarship be paid?

$1,000 will be sent for fall semester. 


Since 2010, we have awarded $20K+ in scholarships to numerous scholars from various cities. Help us continue our efforts in providing financial assistance for their education by contributing a tax-deductible donation.

Proud Sponsors

Emmanuel Ige

Andre Phinnessee

Brittnee Robinson

Travis & Jessica Carless

Patricia Musgrave

Jawuan Harris