Students at a lecture

Because we value the diverse perspectives that multicultural students bring to our college, we offer scholarships to these students to cover their costs for traveling to Whitman for a campus visit. We hope this will encourage these students to visit, apply, and enroll at Whitman.

Note: Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. to qualify for these programs.

Fall Visit Scholarship Program

Who is invited? Approximately 60 high school seniors from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds are invited to an all-expenses paid visit to Whitman.

What will students do? Visiting students will experience life on our campus by staying with a student host in a residence hall, eating in our dining halls, and attending up to two classes. Students can also request meetings with an admission officer, coaches, faculty, staff and student leaders.

When is this program? Visits will be scheduled for November 4-6. Students will travel to Walla Walla on Sunday afternoon and return home on Monday evening or Tuesday morning, depending on travel distance.

Why should I apply? Visiting campus is the best way to get to know what it's like to be a student at Whitman, and if you are awarded one of these scholarships, we will pick up all of the costs associated with your visit. Visit Scholarship Program participants will also be considered for a Lomen-Douglas Scholarship.

Who should I contact and how do I apply? The application for the Fall VSP is closed and will be reopened for Fall 2019 in late July/Early August. If you have any questions about the Visit Scholarship Program, please contact Madison Hollenbeck at

Spring Visit Scholarship Program

Whitman gives vouchers to admitted students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to cover their costs of traveling to Whitman for a spring campus visit. Vouchers can be used either for Admitted Students' Day or another time in April.

There is no separate application for the Spring Visit Scholarship Program. Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher when they are notified that they have been admitted to Whitman.