Our mission is two-fold, to provide scholarships to underprivileged youth and to promote cancer awareness.
The Watts Charity Association's program was established on February 17, 2001 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to promising talents who lack resources, access and training. The program provides advisement and support to scholars on a monthly basis for the entire undergraduate process in addition to granting a financial award.
Applicants are evaluated on their grade point average, scholastic aptitude test scores, curriculum goals, and interest. We will also consider the student's financial need based on income and educational expense. The Charity offers a variety of scholarships, for more detailed descriptions see "Scholarship Requirements." Financial assistance from the Charity is provided in the form of scholarship grants that need not be repaid.
CANCER is the second leading cause of death among Americans and it is responsible for one in every four deaths in the United States. African Americans are more likely to die from cancer than people of any other racial ethnic group. Our goal is to help individuals prevent and control cancer by promoting awareness through education. We endorse proper nutrition, regular exercise, and early detection through screening and proper health care.