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Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship


A $5,000 Scholarship Awarded Every Month for Texas Students!

Make a Big Difference in Your Education

Get a jump start on college savings! Education is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you. Achieve your dreams of a great education and an amazing future. Register for a chance to win a Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship.

Academically talented and highly motivated Texas students can register now!

Scholarship Submission
Finding Scholarships and Grants for College


Scholarships are awarded to Texas residents based on a candidate's academic performance, financial need, readiness and commitment to study, plus other considerations.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior, current college student, or graduate student.
  • Be a Texas resident and be at least 17 years old.
  • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA or equivalent.
  • Be accepted and committed to attend or enrolled in a U.S.-accredited state or nonprofit college or university located anywhere within the United States.

Registrants may only apply once in an academic year (defined as August - July).

Scholarships are subject to the terms and conditions.


If you have questions or require assistance, please email scholarships@brazos.us.com.

How Does It Work? - Its simple!

• Register - To apply, complete an application and submission packet, and submit your application and upload all required documents identified below.

• Interview - Depending on the applications received, we may invite selected finalists for a personal online interview to make final selections.

• Awards - Winning applicants will generally receive a notification within two to six weeks following the calendar month that their application is considered.


Click here for a printable list of required information needed to complete your registration.

Murray Watson Jr.

The Brazos Education Foundation

In 2018, Texas lost a long-time leader and true champion of higher education when Murray Watson Jr. passed away. Mr. Watson was a lawyer, rancher, politician, businessperson, and philanthropist. He had a deep passion for education and said, "I have always believed that education is the one thing that can't be taken away from a person, and I want to create ways to make higher education more accessible to young people."

In 1975, Mr. Watson helped found Brazos Higher Education. This nonprofit organization's goal is to improve lives by promoting college affordability and helping students and parents save money on their student loans.

Brazos Higher Education has successfully helped to finance more than 2 million student loans. Funds to support the Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship are generously provided by Brazos Higher Education.

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

Every month, Brazos Education Foundation selects a worthy Texas student who will receive a $5,000 scholarship for college.

Since 2005, Brazos has awarded more than $3.5 million to deserving students in Texas.
Meet our recent scholarship winners! We are so proud to help them on their college journey.

Murray Watson Jr. Scholarship Winner Oscar L.

Oscar L. - February 2024

University of Texas-El Paso

Chi D March 2024 Winner

Chi D. - March 2024

University of Houston

$5,000 Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship Winner's Gallery!

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You could be our next $5,000 Winner!

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Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship Success Stories