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Talent Scholarships can range from $1,000 to $12,000 per year for entering first-year students, or from $1,000 to $6,000 per year for entering transfer students. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous study. There is no separate application process to renew this scholarship from year to year—as long as you meet the required Talent involvement as stipulated in your application and award letter, it will renew automatically.
Absolutely! Your Talent Scholarship will be awarded in addition to your academic merit award.
Fall 2020 Early Action Applicants: Talent Scholarship award decisions will be mailed out March 6, and will be accessible online via your admission web portal.
Fall 2020 Regular Decision Applicants: Talent Scholarship award letters will be mailed with admission letters to the college, and will be accessible online via your admission web portal.
All Other Applicants: Talent Scholarship award decisions will typically be mailed out within about 3 weeks of application deadlines, and will be accessible online via your admission web portal.
Your Talent Scholarship will be applied to your financial aid package as a discount to your cost of tuition.
No. Intended major is not considered in Talent Scholarship decisions and recipients may choose any major or minor. However, recipients must fulfill minimum participation requirements determined by the respective departments in order to retain their Talent Scholarships, and many Talent Scholarship awardees will opt to at least minor in their Talent areas.
You can apply for Talent Scholarships from multiple departments. However, if offered multiple awards, you can only accept an award from one department and must decline all other offers. To apply for multiple different talent scholarships, simply submit the form once for each Talent area that you are interested in.
No. Live auditions are judged by all Talent Department faculty members. Due to conflicting schedules, the Music and Theatre Departments cannot accommodate auditions on alternate dates. If you cannot make the live audition date for any reason, you must submit a YouTube video audition.
Yes! You may apply for an Art Talent Scholarship.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific case.
You must be a Whittier College applicant to be eligible to apply for a Talent Scholarship. Visit the First-Year or Transfer Student admission pages for more details about how to apply.
Use another device or browser. If you are using a mobile device or tablet, try using a computer instead. If you are using a computer, try a different browser. If all else fails, email email@example.com for assistance.
No. The instructor recommendation form asks specific questions about your talent abilities and potential, so we cannot accept generic letters of recommendation. Your instructor must complete and submit the online Talent Scholarship Instructor Recommendation.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Talent departments may be willing to review late applications from incoming students on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible to initiate the process. In your email, please explain why you missed the Talent Scholarship deadline.
No. Talent Scholarships are only available to incoming first-year students and transfer students. Please speak to your department head about scholarship opportunities available to current students.
Please direct all questions and concerns directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.