Lian Caspi, Watson Fellowship (United Kingdom, India, Nepal, South Africa, Colombia)

Sarah Debs, NIH/IRTA Award (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland)

Christopher Fleming, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, India (research)

Tom Friedenbach, Critical Language Scholarship (U.S. Department of State, Chinese); Killam Scholarship

Jeremy Norden, Davis Projects for Peace (Colombia, Japan)

Alegria Olmedo, Princeton in Asia Fellowship (environmental conservation, TRAFFIC, Hanoi)

Brian Raftrey, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (cell biology, Stanford University)

Oak Rankin, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Brazil (English Teaching Assistantship)

Hannah Siano, Udall Scholarship (environmental studies)

Alex Waheed, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Malaysia (English Teaching Assistantship)

The Fellowships and Grants team in the Career and Community Engagement Center assists Whitman students and alumni in their application and candidacy for national fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

Each year our scholars receive generous awards for graduate study, self-directed research, teaching and public service in the United States and abroad. While these outcomes are gratifying to our students and important in the overarching mission of the college, a more important measure of meaning in our work is the self-examination that each applicant undertakes in the pursuit of opportunities, and the awareness that results from that exploration.

Ultimately, our goal is to help students think deeply and critically about issues, ideas and values; about their lives and the lives of others. Equipped with self-reflection, they will know better who they are and what they might contribute to the community. Having put their critical thinking to the test, they will have a better vantage of the larger world around them and their humble yet essential place in it.

News and Features

  • Two Whitties Receive the President’s Student Civic Leadership Award

    May 19, 2022 • Two members of Whitman's class of 2023 are the recipients of the 2021-2022 President’s Student Civic Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding student leaders in Washington state for their work in civic engagement and social entrepreneurship.

  • Sylvia Adome ’22 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship

    May 17, 2022 • The Whitman College theater and economics major will spend a year traveling to seven countries to learn about African artists in the diaspora as a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson fellowship.

  • Four Whitties Receive Fulbright Awards

    May 12, 2022 • Four Whitman College students and recent graduates have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers students and young professionals opportunities to teach and conduct research in more than 140 countries.

  • Grace Newman ’23 Named Goldwater Scholar

    April 19, 2022 • Whitman College Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology major Grace Newman is one of only 417 students from across the U.S. selected for this year’s prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.