Students at a lecture

At Whitman College, we value the diverse perspectives that multicultural students bring to our college. We want to remove barriers to help students from all backgrounds attend Whitman. Our Visit Scholarship Program supports this effort by offering select students a free trip to visit Whitman. Each year, we invite more than 60 high school seniors from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds to visit Whitman, all expenses paid.

Please note, students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. to qualify for these programs.

Fall Visit Scholarship Program

Our Fall Visit Scholarship Program is held each November. The program is held on a Sunday afternoon, with students returning home Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Visiting students will experience life on our campus by staying with a student host in a residence hall, eating in our dining hall and attending up to two classes. Students can also request meetings with an admission officer, coaches, faculty, staff and student leaders.

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 a scholarship, we will pick up all of the costs associated with your visit. 

How do I apply?

The application for the Fall Visit Scholarship Program is made available each August. 

The application for the Fall Visit Scholarship Program is live. You may apply to the program by following this link, The application period closes on Sept. 30.  The program takes place Nov. 3 — 5.

For additional information, email Fernando Penate-Chavez,

Spring Visit Scholarship Program

Admitted students from underrepresented racial or ethnic backgrounds are invited to campus during our Spring Visit Scholarship Program. We provide vouchers for these students to cover the costs for travel. Vouchers can be used either for Admitted Students Day or another time in April. There is no 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.