Talent Scholarships

Theater student

Whittier College offers Talent Scholarships valued from $1,000 to $12,000 in Art, Music, and Theatre. Talent Scholarships are awarded by these academic departments based on a separate application process, including auditions for music and theatre, and a portfolio for art. It is possible to qualify for both an academic Merit Scholarship and a Talent Scholarship in art, music, or theatre. Talent Scholarships are awarded to each student based on the strength of the applicant’s audition or portfolio, and on their pre-existing academic Merit Scholarship award level.

Talent Scholarship awardees do not have to major or minor in the subject, only maintain involvement with the department while they attend Whittier College. Therefore, this is an excellent opportunity for any student who is looking into the liberal arts and is planning on continuing their participation in art, music, or theatre. See the application forms below for more information about each department’s application process and requirements. If you have any questions after reviewing these documents, please contact Talent Scholarship Coordinator David Laine at talent@whittier.edu.

Freshmen Entering Fall 2017: The audition/portfolio review date is TBD, and is expected to occur late February 2017. You must be admitted to the college prior to applying for talent scholarships, so complete your Whittier College application early to guarantee consideration, preferably by December 2016. 

Freshmen Entering Spring 2017 and all 2017 Transfer Students: You must be admitted to the college prior to applying for talent scholarships. To guarantee consideration, you must complete your Whittier College application and contact Talent Scholarship Coordinator David Laine at talent@whittier.edu by the college's priority application deadlines. 

The below application forms are only for students entering the college Spring or Fall 2016.  We are currently finalizing the application process and deadlines for 2017 students. Updated application forms should be available late Summer / early Fall 2016. All students intending to enter Whittier College in Spring or Fall 2017 are encouraged to review these application forms, as the process will likely be similar next year, but do not use these outdated forms to apply for a Talent Scholarship.

Incoming Freshmen

2016 Art Talent Application
2016 Music Talent Application
2016 Theatre Talent Application

Incoming Transfer Students

2016 Transfer Art Talent Application
2016 Transfer Music Talent Application
2016 Transfer Theatre Talent Application

For additional assistance, please consult the Talent Scholarship FAQ, or contact Talent Scholarship Coordinator David Laine at talent@whittier.edu

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