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
2016 graduates net prominent national scholarships
June 24, 2016 • Members of Whitman’s outgoing class have been awarded a diverse array of competitive post-baccalaureate fellowships and grants.
Matt Schissler ’07 receives National Science Foundation Fellowship for Myanmar research
June 10, 2016 • They received close to 17,000 applications during the 2016 awards cycle and made 2,000 offers, a selection rate of less than 12 percent.
Whitman alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships
June 7, 2016 • Five Whitman alumni have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, with another appointed as alternate.
Whitman graduate makes a difference in the lives of disabled kids in Walla Walla
June 7, 2016 • Jeremy Nolan '16 now plans to help families with disabled children in Mexico
Whitman senior receives scholarship from U.S. Department of State
May 12, 2016 • Religion major Emma Thompson ’16 has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship.