To date, the College has raised over $61,000 for the scholarship. Combined with several pledges, total fundraising currently adds up to $87,000 in commitments. The first scholarship award will be made during the upcoming 22-23 academic year.
The Pride Endowed Scholarship will provide need-based awards to members of Whittier’s LGBTQIA+ student organization, or those Whittier College students who have demonstrated experience in or a commitment to working with LGBTQIA+ organizations.
"This scholarship represents an important initiative for equity and inclusion on the Poet campus, empowering students, even more, to thrive as their authentic selves," said Associate Vice President of Development Jessica Cobb '05. "The support of the Whittier community is inspiring and encouraging. And an extra big thanks goes to Vincent Vigil ’02 and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty sal johnston for their time, energy, and their own personal commitments to this cause."