How can Whittier students actualize their intellectual goals in and beyond Whittier College, whether those goals involve graduate school, international research, public service, and so on? Winning a fellowship, scholarship, or grant adds prestige to a résumé, and provides financial support for attaining such goals.

Applications for fellowships, scholarships and grants often involve multiple supporting documents, such as autobiographical essays, project proposals, official transcripts, GRE or other test scores, several letters of recommendation from professors and/or from Whittier (in the cases of applications that require institutional endorsement by the College), and interviews.