DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and Undocumented Students Scholarship and Financial Aid Eligibility


Whittier College welcomes applications from DACA and undocumented students. 

Students will have the opportunity to receive academic and talent scholarships in addition to need-based financial aid. 

John Greenleaf Whittier Scholarship

Every admitted student is automatically considered for a John Greenleaf Whittier Scholarship, which ranges from $20,000 to $36,000 a year, and is renewable for up to four years of continuous study at Whittier. The JGW scholarship is awarded based on the academic record and overall strength of the applicant to the college. Notification of the scholarship is sent upon admission to Whittier College.

Creative Arts Scholarships   

All students can apply for Creative Arts Scholarships in the areas of Art, Film, Music, Theatre, and Writing. 

Financial Aid

Eligible students can apply for and receive additional financial aid via the California Dream Act

Students with a work permit are also eligible to receive institutional work-study (if funds are available) which allows students to pursue on campus employment.