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

 Email: parishlj@whitman.edu