Applicants for the Watts Humanitarian Scholarship must be referred by a community member, school representative, or may self-apply as a student with current humanitarian efforts such as community service, outreach, ministry or other social assistive efforts. While the goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to academically apt students meeting minimum 2.5 GPA requirements, humanitarism as a quality of the applicant is germane to the foundational purpose. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, and they must live in Los Angeles, Riverside or San Bernardino County.
The Watts Humanitarian Scholarship Fund is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that offers a $500 a year award plus laptops to recognize graduating seniors with potential for service and leadership. We believe these qualities are essential to leading a balanced life and would like to aid students who choose to pursue philanthropic endeavors. The WHSF Board of Directors named this scholarship in honor of the late Demetrick C. Watts I, a tireless humanitarian and promoter of academic and athletic achievement.