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 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: All talent applications are due February 17, 2017. The audition/portfolio review date is February 25, 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. 

Please click one of the links below to begin your Talent Scholarship Applications.  All applications are due February 17, 2017.

Incoming Freshmen

2017 Art Talent Application
2017 Music Talent Application
2017 Theatre Talent Application

Incoming Transfer Students

2017 Transfer Art Talent Application
2017 Transfer Music Talent Application
2017 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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