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 2016: The audition/portfolio review date is Saturday, February 20. You must be admitted to the college prior to applying for talent scholarships, so complete your Whittier College application ASAP to guarantee consideration, preferably before the College's February 1st Regular Decision deadline. 

Freshmen Entering Spring 2016 and all Transfer Students: To guarantee consideration, complete your Whittier College application and contact Talent Scholarship Coordinator David Laine at talent@whittier.edu ASAP, preferably before the college's posted application deadlines. 

To apply for a talent scholarship, download and complete the application form below. 

Incoming Freshmen 

Art Talent Application
Music Talent Application
Theatre Talent Application

Incoming Transfer Students

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

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