The Office of Fellowships and Grants assists Whitman students and alumni in their application and candidacy for national fellowships, scholarships and grants.
Each year our scholars receive generous awards for graduate study, self-directed research, teaching and public service in the United States and abroad. While these outcomes are gratifying to our students and important in the overarching mission of the college, a more important measure of meaning in our work is the self-examination that each applicant undertakes in the pursuit of opportunities, and the awareness that results from that exploration.
Ultimately, our goal is to help students think deeply and critically about issues, ideas and values; about their lives and the lives of others. Equipped with self-reflection, they will know better who they are and what they might contribute to the community. Having put their critical thinking to the test, they will have a better vantage of the larger world around them and their humble yet essential place in it.
News and Features
Whitties receive top fellowships and grants
July 13, 2017 • In another successful season for fellowships and grants, Whitman students and graduates netted 32 of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and awards.
Whitman alumnae awarded NSF research fellowships
July 7, 2017 • Nevé Baker ’15 and Hanna Kahl ’11 are among only 2,000 recipients this year out of the 13,000 who applied to the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Three Whitties receive Critical Language Scholarships
June 29, 2017 • Young Whitties venture to Indonesia, Morocco and India this summer, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State.
Nina Finley ’17 and Samuel Perkins ’17 win Watson Fellowships
May 8, 2017 • Two soon-to-be Whitman graduates are among only 40 college seniors nationwide to be named 2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellows.
Whitman junior awarded Goldwater Scholarship for STEM research
May 1, 2017 • Gabe Juul ’18, a physics major from Medford, Oregon, has been named a 2017-18 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.