Congratulations Garrett-Sherwood Scholars!
Well, this is a big deal! This prestigious Whitman College scholarship is offered to only the top 1% of our applicants.
Just for You: An All-Expenses Paid Trip to Walla Walla!
We can’t wait to welcome you to Whitman and connect you with current and other incoming scholars!
Meet Garrett-Sherwood Scholars
Class of 2022
- Politics and Chinese double major—elected president of the Associated Students of Whitman College for 2021-2022
- Conducts research on migrant and undocumented workers and working conditions in the U.S.
- Serves as a fellow for Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America advocating for marginalized students in higher education
- Fellowships and scholarships: Public Policy and International Affairs Program Carnegie Mellon University; Schwarzman Scholars; Davis Wright Tremaine Pre-Law Fellow
Class of 2022
- Biology major and psychology minor
- Led Mariposa in local elementary schools—a YWCA group dedicated to girls empowerment
- Developing a YWCA group for high school students to create a community to talk about healthy relationships, social media, mental health and self-care
- Tutors biology students through the Academic Resource Center and acts as a teaching assistant for a First Year Seminar class
- Chairs communications and volunteers for the SOS club, which works with the SOS Clinic in Walla Walla, an urgent care facility that provides free healthcare to people without insurance
- Works in a biology lab studying the pigmentation of monkeyflowers
Class of 2022
- Mathematics/Pre-Engineering major
- Competed on Whitman's Debate Team
- Works with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on youth programming, education, and other global equity projects
- Acting VP of Finance and Scholarship for Beta Theta Pi
- Helped launch the Whitman Consulting Group, serving as Marketing Manager and President—and was a student consultant for a local Walla Walla non-profit
- Worked as an Image processing research assistant in computer science
More About the Scholarship
Whitman College awards Garrett-Sherwood Scholarships to exceptional applicants who exhibit outstanding achievement in academics and leadership.
Garrett-Sherwood Scholars have unique opportunities throughout their time at Whitman.
Get to know each other. Garrett-Sherwood Scholars meet regularly for social gatherings, networking, and unique growth opportunities.
Gain skills for an amazing future. Garrett-Sherwood Scholars further cultivate their leadership skills through career workshops, guest lectures, and opportunities to affect change in the greater Walla Walla community. Our expert staff also provides individualized career advising.
Travel together to New York City. During spring break of their junior or senior year, Garrett-Sherwood Scholars explore the city — and have the opportunity to network with alumni who are leaders in their fields.
Garrett-Sherwood Scholars are also invited to visit campus at Whitman's expense.
Who's Garrett? Who's Sherwood?
Paul Garrett, Class of 1913
After graduating from Whitman College in 1913 and Columbia University in 1914, Paul Garrett's career included working for the New York Evening Post, and he eventually became the director of public relations for General Motors.
Garrett established a trust for scholarships and fellowships, in his words, “… for the purpose of extending the preeminence of Whitman College in the development of future leaders of business and society.”
(Daughter of Donald Sherwood, Class of 1922)
Claire Sherwood was the daughter of a renowned Whitman alumni — business leader Donald Sherwood. The Sherwood family had a lifelong history of supporting the college, which lives on in generous trust donations, including one in their daughter's name.
In 1972, when Sherwood was asked “Why Whitman?” for a newspaper article, this was his reply: “An investment in education is more rewarding than anything we have discovered. A college is something vital. Things are moving. It is constructive and forward looking.”