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 Office of Fellowships and Grants, under the umbrella of 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

  • Where We All Belong: Meet Whitman’s First Inclusion Fellows

    November 15, 2021 • The college’s first cohort of Inclusion Fellows share their vision for a campus where everyone belongs.

  • Fine Fellows

    May 25, 2021 • Two Whitman students have been awarded prestigious national fellowships.

  • Virtual Undergraduate Conference Sparks Engaging Discourse

    April 15, 2021 • In its 23rd year, the Whitman Undergraduate Conference is an opportunity for students to present their original research from classes, senior theses, study abroad projects and summer internships. The 2021 conference showcased the work of 118 students and, adapting to the times, was held virtually. Presentations were pre-recorded and shown during the 16 panels, followed by a live question-and-answer session with attendees.

  • Liam Voorhees ’21 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship

    March 23, 2021 • Winning the prestigious fellowship is a watershed moment in the senior’s study of rivers and their connection to food production.