The Office of Fellowships and Grants, under the umbrella of the Career and Community Engagement Center, works closely with Whitman students and alumni in their candidacy for national scholarships, fellowships and grants. Please browse our various databases for opportunities. Refer to our Fellowships Calendar for application deadlines.

Each year Whitman students earn generous awards for graduate study, research, teaching, public service and independent projects in the U.S. and abroad. Successful applicants typically excel in three areas: academic achievement, leadership and community engagement/service.

Candidates are advised to explore opportunities that best match their interests, experience and long-term goals, and to work well in advance of submission deadlines. Competition for merit-based fellowships, scholarships and grants is keen. Applications require careful thought and considerable preparation.

We follow a simple protocol for students who are new to the office. To begin the process, please complete and return an applicant information and waiver form. The form gives us a good blueprint of your academic standing, service and leadership, all of which figure into any competitive fellowship, scholarship or grant application. Also, please send us a copy of your unofficial transcript and a resume/c.v. if you have one. 

Contact Information

Keith Raether
Director, Office of Fellowships & Grants
Reid Campus Center 232
Career and Community Engagement Center
Jenny Stratton
Administrative Assistant
Reid Campus Center 219
Career and Community Engagement Center


Fall 2020:  August 24-December 23
Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Winter Holidays:  December 24-January 3
Office closed

Spring 2021:  January 4-May 21
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer 2021: May 22-August 30
By appointment