When he died in 2012, his many friends remembered not just his commitment to Cape Ann but his devotion to improving the craft of journalism, one reporter or editor at a time. These former colleagues and friends have established this scholarship in his name to carry on his development of young people interested in journalism - not just traditional print journalism but also digital reporting, broadcast, design and photography. Peter excelled as a daily newspaper editor, but embraced the new media platform too, as long as it served the goal of bringing more information to the public.
Scholarships will be awarded to Cape Ann residents from the towns of Gloucester, Essex, Manchester or Rockport who will pursue a career in journalism, digital journalism, TV, radio and/or photography.
The Peter Watson Memorial Scholarship is a fund of Essex County Community Foundation. For questions regarding your online donation, please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-777-8876. Thank you!