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
18th Annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference highlights student achievement
April 14, 2016 • More than 150 students shared their work at the 2016 Whitman Undergraduate Conference, a yearly event dedicated to showcasing student research.
Junior awarded top national scholarship for graduate study
April 8, 2016 • Gillian Gray '17 is one of only 20 students nationwide to be selected for the award, and the first Whitman student since 2012.
Whitman junior receives prestigious scholarship for undergraduates in STEM fields
March 31, 2016 • Nina Finley ’17, a biology and environmental studies major from Seattle, has been named a 2016-2017 Goldwater Scholar.
Whitman College cited as a "top producer" of Fulbright awards for students for the 2015-16 academic year
February 23, 2016 • Congrats to Janni Conrad ’15, Rhiannon Clarke ’15, Elana Simon ’15, Caitlin Morley ’15, Molly Emmett ’15, Wyatt Thomas ’14, Erin Campbell’15, and Beverly Li ’14. Good luck as well to this year's 12 students and alumni recommended by Fulbright's national selection committee as they wait to hear about their awards
California paper highlights Molly Emmett '15, winner of Fulbright Scholarship
April 29, 2015 • Emmett is one of seven Whitman students to receive prestigious award