WALLA WALLA, Wash.- Whitman College has received a $100,000 gift
from the Hearst Foundation that will increase the college's Hearst
Foundation Scholarship Endowment to $490,000.
The Hearst endowment offered $16,000 in scholarships to students
during the 2004-05 school year. With this recent gift, the endowment's
growth within five years could allow for an 80 percent increase in
these scholarships. The Hearst scholarships are awarded to students
based on academic achievement, community service and financial need.
CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156