Visit Scholarship Program

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Whitman College seeks to bring students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning in a multicultural world to our campus. In order to accomplish this, we offer two programs to help encourage students to visit, apply, and enroll at Whitman College:

Who is invited? Approximately 85 high school seniors from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds are invited to an expense-paid visit to Whitman during the fall or spring semesters.

What will students do? Visiting students will stay with an overnight host in a residence hall, eat in our dining halls, visit up to two classes, and meet with an admission officer, coaches, faculty, staff and student leaders upon request. Students who visit during the Fall Visitors' Day program will also have an opportunity to attend information sessions about study abroad, athletics, and a variety of other academic and extra-curricular programs.

When is this program? Visits will be scheduled for Fall Visitors’ Day, November 9-11. Students will travel to Walla Walla on Sunday afternoon and depart on Monday evening or Tuesday morning, depending on distance from home. Alternate dates are available if the Fall Visitors’ Day conflicts with the student's personal calendar.

Why should I apply? The Visit Scholarship Program and Lomen-Douglas Scholarships have been created in an effort to increase socioeconomic and multicultural diversity at Whitman College. The Visit Scholarship Program allows students who might not otherwise have the means to visit Whitman an opportunity to experience our campus community.

Who should I contact and how do I apply? If you have any questions about the Visit Scholarship Program, please contact the Visit Scholarship Program Coordinator, Esther Weathers. You must complete the on-line application at to be considered for the scholarship program.  Deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 30, 2014.

Lomen-Douglas Scholarships

Merit and Need-based Financial Aid

Students whose backgrounds and experiences demonstrate the ability to contribute to increasing socioeconomic and multicultural diversity awareness at Whitman are chosen to receive these scholarships. Lomen-Douglas Scholarships range from $2,000-$47,000 and vary depending on achievement and financial need. Lomen-Douglas Scholarships are renewable for a student’s entire Whitman career.

Note: Students must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents to qualify for these programs.