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 (VSP) supports this effort by offering students a free trip to visit Whitman. Each year, we invite more than 60 high school seniors to learn more about Whitman. These students are recommended to our program by high school counselors and are from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds.

2020 Fall Visit Scholarship Program

Whitman’s 2020 Fall Visit Scholarship Program (VSP) will be a virtual event in October, Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25. These weekend events are identical and students will only participate in one.

VSP students will virtually explore Whitman’s academic and student life through a series of panel discussions, presentations and more! Students will have the opportunity to participate in an admission interview, socialize with current students and past VSP participants, as well as attend two Whitman classes as a visitor in the week following the program. Classes are held via remote learning.

For additional information, you can email Henry Whipple, whipplht@whitman.edu.

Fall Program Schedule
If you're a 2020 participant, you'll receive an email with your exclusive Zoom link to all events. Event emails will be sent on Friday, Oct. 16 or Friday, Oct. 23, depending on which weekend event you'll be attending. We can't wait to see you!
Day 1
Sat.
10-10:30 a.m. (PDT) Welcome Office of Admission
10:30-11:30 a.m. Info Session Office of Admission
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Diversity at Whitman Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
2-3 p.m. FAFSA and CSS Workshop Financial Aid Office
  6-8 p.m. Virtual Hangout! Office of Admission
(Optional Event)
Day 2
Sun.
10-11 a.m. (PDT) Affinity Groups at
Whitman Q&A
Whitman Affinity Groups
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Admission Q&A Office of Admission
12:15-12:30 p.m. Admissions Wrap Up Office of Admission
  5-7 p.m. Virtual Hangout! Office of Admission
The Following Week
Interviews will be scheduled throughout the week.
Tuesday and
Thursday
6-7 p.m. Virtual Hangout! Office of Admission

Download the Fall Schedule

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.  Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher when they are notified that they have been admitted to Whitman.