New FA "Gateway" Scholarships
Dear FA Families,

Jane and Jim Watson have been actively involved with Frederica Academy for several decades. Jane spent ten years serving as a classroom teacher and in an administrator role as the college placement counselor. All three of Jane and Jim’s children, Justin (Winslett), Kirk (Laurie), and Kate (Brad) Danowski, attended Frederica Academy.
Six of their nine grandchildren graduated from (Manning Mercer ’16 and Bailey Mercer ’19) or currently attend (Wood Watson, Rollins Watson, Cope Danowski, and Will Danowski) Frederica Academy. Justin and Winslett’s sons attend Benedictine Military School in Savannah. Kate and Brad’s youngest child is too young to attend FA but is certainly on the school’s admission radar.
Education, especially independent school education, has always been a priority for the Watson family. Jane graduated from The Westminster Schools before meeting Jim at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. They have supported both schools over the years as well as all of their grandchildren’s schools. They have been especially generous to Frederica Academy.
Their love for helping young people and their belief in the caliber of education Frederica Academy provides its students has inspired Jane and Jim, through a series of gifts, to permanently endow the Watson Family Gateway Scholarship program. This endowment will generate, in perpetuity, a minimum of $20,000 annually for designated scholarships. The objective of the scholarship fund is to identify, recruit, and help make it possible for two deserving prospective students to join the Frederica family each year at “gateway” grade-level entry points and to be rewarded as they subsequently prepare for their next gateway opportunity when they complete their entering FA division.
Specifically, the endowment will support:
  • Fifth Grade Watson Family Gateway Scholarship: A one-time $7,500 scholarship for an entering Fifth Grade student – the new gateway grade for Frederica Academy’s Middle School. When each Watson Gateway Scholar completes his or her eighth-grade year, he or she will be honored at the Middle School Closing Ceremony and will receive a $2,500 scholarship for his or her ninth-grade year at FA.
  • Ninth Grade Watson Family Gateway Scholarship: A one-time $7,500 scholarship for an entering Ninth Grade student – the gateway grade for Corn Hall and our Upper School program. When each Upper School Watson Gateway Scholar completes his or her senior year, he or she will be recognized at Upper School Honors Day and will receive a $2,500 scholarship for his or her college education.
Click here to learn more about the criteria for consideration and the application process.
We are pleased to announce that the Watson Family Gateway Scholarship endowment has reached the funding level that will support offering the two aforementioned scholarships this upcoming school year. We encourage all FA families and employees to help us promote this opportunity as we continue to recruit new families for the 2021-2022 school year. Should you have questions or want more information, please click here to email Helen Rentz.
When Jane and Jim initially approached the school with this opportunity, they were reluctant to attach their family’s name to it. They did, however, mention that they hoped it would inspire or motivate other families to consider collaborating with the school on similar endowment programs or investment initiatives. Over time, they agreed to our naming request because it reminded both of them of a quote Jane’s mother used frequently, “On Down the Road.” If you are interested in learning more about how you or your family could create or enhance the FA experience for current or future Knights “On Down the Road,” please call or email me. I would welcome the chance to visit with you.
John Pope
Associate Head of School
Chief Advancement Officer
(912) 223-5700
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