Students at a lecture

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 during Whitman College's Fall Visitors' Day- students will travel to Walla Walla on Thursday afternoon and depart on Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending on distance from home. Students will be able to attend classes, information sessions about study abroad, athletics and a variety of other academic and extra-curricular programs. An alternate visit weekend will be available if Fall Visitors' Day conflicts with a student's personal calendar.

Why should I apply? The Visit Scholarship Program is one way we seek to increase socioeconomic and multicultural diversity at Whitman College. It provides the opportunity for students who might not otherwise visit Whitman and experience our campus community. Visit Scholarship Program participants will also be considered for the Lomen-Douglas Scholarship (described below).

Who should I contact and how do I apply? Please check back in Mid-July for the application and deadlines. If you have any questions about the Visit Scholarship Program, please contact Madison Hollenbeck at

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.

Lomen-Douglas Scholarships

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.