Martin County nonprofits join to create college scholarship program for low-income students, families

Article Posted on April 7, 2021

MARTIN COUNTY — Jana Solomon-Watson knew her daughter D'Asia Watson was destined for higher education. 

She always pushed D'Asia, 12, to pursue her dreams regardless of barriers the family faced. But as a single mother of three who relies solely on her teacher's salary, Solomon-Watson worried about the financial obligation that comes with sending a child to a four-year college or university, she said.

She was concerned D'Asia would get "caught in the trap," she said, and become just another statistic of a low-income student that would never see her educational dreams turn into reality. 

Until the mother-daughter duo learned of a new scholarship program.

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