Submitting Your Application

  • Contact Dean Pertl well before the application deadline and let him know you are applying. pertlb@lawrence.edu
  • He will submit your name to the Watson Foundation and they will send you a link to the application portal.
  • Fill out the application form.  For the first rounds you will NOT need to provide a photo, a transcript, names of recommenders, copy of passport, or additional materials. 
  • You may copy and paste your personal statement and project proposal into the text box in the application, but for the initial rounds we would encourage you to send these documents as email attachments directly to Dean Pertl pertlb@Lawrence.edu.  Why?  Text boxes make all of your hard work look ghastly, and we would prefer to read your material in all of its properly formatted glory. 

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