Whitman College values multicultural students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning. We offer two all-expenses paid Visit Scholarship programs in the Fall and Spring to help encourage these students to visit, apply, and enroll at Whitman College.
Fall Visit Scholarship Program
Who is invited? Approximately 85 high school seniors from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds are invited to an all-expenses paid visit to Whitman during the fall or spring semesters.
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, visiting up to two classes, and meeting with an admission officer, coaches, faculty, staff and student leaders upon request. Students visiting during the Fall Visitors' Day program will also have an opportunity to attend information sessions about study abroad, athletics, and a variety of other academic and extra-curricular programs.
When is this program? Visits will be scheduled for Fall Visitors' Day. Students will travel to Walla Walla on Sunday, November 8th in the afternoon and depart on Monday, November 9th in the evening or Tuesday morning, depending on distance from home. Alternate dates are available if the Fall Visitors' Day conflicts with the student's personal calendar.
Why should I apply? The Visit Scholarship Program and Lomen-Douglas Scholarships have been created in an effort to increase socioeconomic and multicultural diversity at Whitman College. The Visit Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for students who might not otherwise have the means to visit Whitman and experience our campus community.
Who should I contact and how do I apply? If you have any questions about the Visit Scholarship Program, please contact the Visit Scholarship Program Coordinator, Esther Weathers. To be considered for the scholarship program, you must complete the on-line application. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 30 of the current year.
Spring Visit Scholarship Program
Whitman offers travel vouchers each Spring to admitted students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds for visiting campus during our Admitted Students' Day or through our regular campus visit program during the month of April. There is no separate application for the program. Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher at the same time that they receive their decisions, in their admission packets.
Merit and Need-based Financial Aid
Students whose backgrounds and experiences demonstrate the ability to contribute to increasing socioeconomic and multicultural diversity awareness at Whitman are chosen to receive these scholarships. Lomen-Douglas Scholarships range from $2,000-$47,000 and vary depending on achievement and financial need. Lomen-Douglas Scholarships are renewable for a student’s entire Whitman career.
Note: Students must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents to qualify for these programs.