The Amanda Taylor Watson Graduate Award is given annually to students enrolled in graduate level studies who have demonstrated excellence in character, scholarship, and community involvement. This award was established to honor the memory of Amanda Grace Taylor Watson.
Amanda was very involved in the life of her church, school, and community and exemplified truth, honesty, and goodness. Amanda continually strived to excel in everything that she was involved in whether it was school, work, or service to others. She accomplished much and influenced many lives while here with us.
Amanda achieved many honors academically through hard work and dedication. Consequently, this award is established to honor her memory and to allow the multitude of generous gifts that have been received in her name to assist future students who have demonstrated similar dedication to pursue advanced educational goals.