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 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

  • Samuel Curtis '16 Earns Esteemed Schwarzman Scholarship

    December 6, 2018 • Considered China's equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholarship was awarded to just 147 students this year out of an applicant pool of more than 2,800. Those selected represent 119 universities and 38 countries, with only 40 percent of recipients originating from the United States.

  • Nina Finley '17 First Whitman Graduate to Win Marshall Scholarship

    December 3, 2018 • Nina Finley '17 made school history this week by becoming the first Whitman College graduate to claim a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship. Only 48 candidates were selected as 2019 Marshall Scholars from a field of more than 1,000 applicants.

  • Gilman Scholarships support Whitties studying abroad

    October 2, 2017 • Three Whitman juniors are expanding their horizons this semester through study abroad opportunities funded by the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

  • Marshall Memorial Fellow alumna meets with European leaders

    August 7, 2017 • Amanda Hoey '04 recently returned from a prestigious month-long exchange program to Europe, courtesy of a Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Her high-profile itinerary spanned Belgium, France, Poland, Spain and the U.K.

  • Whitties receive top fellowships and grants

    July 13, 2017 • In another successful season for fellowships and grants, Whitman students and graduates netted 32 of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and awards.