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Fellowships and Grants

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The Fellowships and Grants team at the Career and Community Engagement Center provides support to students and alumni in their application for nationally and globally competitive grants, fellowships, and scholarships. Through these awards, Whitties can foster self-reflection and expand their understanding of different issues, ideas, and values -- and themselves. Our goal is to help individuals develop critical thinking skills so they can increase the value they bring to their communities.

Since the year 2000, 600+ Whitman students and alumni have earned distinguished fellowships and grants, including:

Watson Fellowships
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards
Gilman International Scholarships
Student Highlight
Liam Voorhees '21, Environmental Humanities Major

I went to an information session, talked to Fellowships and Grants about it and I took home a Watson Fellowship pamphlet and pinned it to my corkboard for the next four years. I knew it was something I wanted to strive for, but I never thought it was going to happen, to be honest.

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How to Become a Fellowship Candidate

Are you looking for help with a competitive fellowship application? Look no further! Our resources will cover everything you need to know to stand out as a candidate. Our Fellowships and Grants Team can provide support throughout your journey as well as connect you with mentors who have been in similar positions before. With the right knowledge and dedication to personal growth and development, your chances of success increase significantly.

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Whitman Students & Grads Awarded Prestigious Fellowships & Opportunities

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Maryanne Ndung’u ’26 standing on Ankeny field.

Econ-Math Major Awarded Projects for Peace Grant for Work in Kenya Market

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Ella Schneider ’25 (left) and Kenzie Bay ’25 (right) at Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle.

Whitman Students Head West for Summer Research Programs

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Katherine Swisher ’20 Awarded Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

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Kaleo Toguchi-Tani ’25 and Eliza Daigle ’25

Whitman Juniors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

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Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 sitting in Hunter.

Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 Named First Gaither Junior Fellow from Whitman College

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Whitman College students Meron Semere and Kate Moe.

Whitties Earn Prestigious PPIA Fellowships

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Erica Goad, wearing a helmet inside a helicopter.

Truman Scholarship Opens Door to a Life of Service

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Salma Anguiano '22 smiling at the camera while posing in her graduation regalia in China.

Salma Anguiano ’22 Named First Yenching Scholar from Whitman College

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Grants & Fellowships Give Students Global Opportunities

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Alex Teller

Spain Bound! Alex Feller ’22 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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Nishtha Rajbhandari ’24 Awarded Projects for Peace Grant

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Civic Leadership Award

Two Whitties Receive the President’s Student Civic Leadership Award

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Whitman College student Sylvia Adome, recipient of a 2022 Watson Fellowship

Sylvia Adome ’22 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship

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Four Whitties Receive Fulbright Awards

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Grace Newman 2022-2023 Goldwater Scholar

Grace Newman ’23 Named Goldwater Scholar

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Nampaso ’23 and Mwangi ’24 Awarded Projects for Peace Grants

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Whitman College senior Salma Anguiano and alum Daniel Charlton ’18 have been accepted into the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2023.

Salma Anguiano ’22 and Daniel Charlton ’18 Named Schwarzman Scholars

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

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Fine Fellows

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Virtual Undergraduate Conference Sparks Engaging Discourse

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Liam Voorhees, winner of a 2021 Watson Fellowship

Liam Voorhees ’21 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship

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John Lewis Fellowship Gives Dorothy Mukasa ’19 Chance to ‘Stir Up Good Trouble’ in Community

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Undergraduate Conference Showcases Student Research Online

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Watson Fellowship Allows Cameron Conner ’20 to Explore Communities Across Globe

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