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College-Prep Partner Programs

Whitman College is proud to partner with excellent college-prep programs that enable students, no matter what their background, the opportunity of a higher education.

Whitman is committed to meeting the financial need for each qualified student who is admitted to the college from our partner programs. If you have questions about our partnerships, please reach out to the Makaya Kekoa Resner at resnerm@whitman.edu or 509-527-5176.

Meet our Partners

Chicago Scholars is the largest college access and success program in Chicago serving more than 5,000 students and alumni each year through a seven-year college access and success mentoring and career support program. Committed to moving the dial for Chicago’s youth, the organization works to develop deep collaborations with community-based organizations and has a national network of selective college and university partners.

College Horizons is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students succeeding in college and graduate programs.

The Cristo Rey Network is a network of 38 high schools that integrate four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience, delivering a powerful and innovative approach to education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to achieve their aspirations.

Davis United World College Scholars (UWC) — Philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis founded the Davis UWC Scholars program in 2000 to, "advance international understanding through education." The Davis UWC Scholars Program has grown over the past decade into the largest international scholarship program for undergraduates in the world. In order to receive a Davis Scholarship, UWC graduates must choose one of the designated Davis partner schools and be accepted into the school on their own merits.

Minds Matter is a comprehensive and highly successful three-year program that empowers young people from low-income families to achieve college readiness and success. The program incorporates tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment experiences that prepare students for bright futures. Minds Matter achieves a 100% college acceptance rate for their students at quality institutions across the country.

Rainier Scholars located in Seattle, Washington, offers a pathway to college graduation for low-income students of color by providing access to transformative educational opportunities. Their scholars engage in a proven, 12-year model that brings together the academic preparation, leadership development and personalized support they need to graduate from a four-year college and become career professionals and leaders in their communities.

Rural Opportunities for College Access New Mexico (ROCA NM) supports rural first-generation college-going students interested in exploring college options outside the state of New Mexico. Students participate in a free, college-prep summer program led by college access professionals and college representatives from around the country. ROCA NM encourages students to explore their identities and rural experience throughout the college application process."

YES Prep Public Schools increases the number of students from underserved communities in Houston, Texas who graduate from college prepared to lead. YES Prep is living proof that different outcomes are possible when students from low-income communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities to develop the gifts and talents of each child.

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