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
Alumna Follows Her Dreams to White House and Back
February 15, 2019 • Danielle Garbe Reser '97 knows the value of the Whitman College network. It was, after all, a Whitman alumnus who helped set her on a career path that took her overseas and to the White House, twice. Now Garbe Reser is back in Walla Walla, giving back to the community that gave her so much, and serving current students at Whitman.
Beckman Scholars Award Expands Summer Research Focus
January 22, 2019 • Students will benefit from an expanded vision for summer research in the chemistry and life sciences departments at Whitman College, thanks to a Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
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.