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New Transfer Scholarship: Whittier College

New Transfer Scholarship: Whittier College

Whittier College in California is the latest four-year university to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members. It joins more than 750 colleges and universities in offering more than $37 million in transfer scholarships.

Whittier is a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1887. It’s located in Southern California, between Los Angeles and Orange County and is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, with students of color making up about 60 percent of the student body. It has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, and there are 31 majors to choose from.

Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members. Learn more about Whittier in this brief Q&A.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Whittier College recognizes the hard work, discipline, and dedication it takes to be a Phi Theta Kappa member. To honor this academic achievement, Whittier College is pleased to offer a $5,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to transfer students who are accepted and matriculate into Whittier College.

Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?
Students admitted to Whittier College are often eligible for merit scholarships, talent scholarships, and fellowship opportunities, in addition to need-based aid.

What opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to help them successfully transition from community college?
Whittier College believes in a liberal arts and sciences education that is personal, keeping the ambitions and goals of our students at the core of a collaborative teaching and learning model. Our transfer students work one-on-one with their faculty advisors and mentors prior to registration, from the first day of classes, until the very last semester before graduation. But, that relationship does not end once our students walk across the graduation stage and receive their degree.

The ability for our transfer students to receive an individualized education, one where they can connect and get to know their professors on a first-name basis, is also what gives them opportunities to receive stronger letters of recommendation and highly developed and personalized references. Whether it be for graduate school, law school, medical school, or a position within their ideal career, our Whittier College graduates stand out among the other candidates.

What is one of the most impressive things about your college?
Whittier College’s commitment to diversity. Whittier is distinguished by its small size, energetic faculty, and nationally recognized curriculum. At Whittier College, we partner with our students to support their academic journey. We encourage our students to question the world around them and figure out their place in it. Valuing our students as unique individuals who come to our campus with their own sets of skills, talents, and backgrounds, Whittier is not only the perfect model to demonstrate our passion for access, equity, and inclusion, but it is also the perfect environment for endowing students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.

Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?
Application Deadline: Rolling Admission via commonapp.org
Spring Orientation: January 28-29, 2019
Spring Instruction Begins: January 30, 2019
Fall Orientation: September 1-3, 2019
Fall Instruction Begins: September 4, 2019

Find more transfer scholarships at CollegeFish.org.



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