The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome).

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read; and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life or someone that you know before and after an IRS or OK Tax Commission setback.

Tax and Accounting issues can be life-changing. We understand the importance of full disclosure and all essay submissions will be completely confidential. At no point will your essay be described to the public or the subject matter of the award. At Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm, we provide troubled taxpayers with a customized, actionable plan to file old returns, negotiate with the IRS and stop immediate threats to their livelihood, so they can get a good night’s sleep again. These solutions include Offer in Compromise, Innocent Spouse Relief, Currently Not Collectible or Hardship Status, Levy/Garnishment Releases, Bankruptcy, Penalty Abatements and Tax Lien Release. Each of these solutions has it’s own unique intricacies that are best known by a tax attorney. Travis W. Watkins (Principal and senior tax attorney with offices in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Tulsa, and Norman) has helped save hundreds of thousands of dollars, their reputations and their families from financial ruin.

Whether they are a small business owner facing a payroll tax problem or an individual who owes thousands of dollars to the IRS, licensed tax lawyer Travis Watkins can use his thorough experience to help answer their questions. If they owe back taxes or have unfiled returns, the best thing they can do is seek help immediately.

Last day to apply for the scholarship is the last day in April or the last day in December of every year.

Scholarship Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Social Security Number Required?: 
Scholarship Type: 
Two Year
Four Year