Bus Scholarship

The Office of Admission is pleased to announce that Whittier College's Campus Visit Bus Scholarship is now open for the 2022-2023 academic year! The bus scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the costs associated with group visits and transportation expenses. If selected, this scholarship will provide a stipend to help fund your visit and provide opportunities for college workshops.


Bus Scholarship Application Guidelines

  • Open to high schools within a 50-miles radius of Whittier College
  • Groups such as AVID, Upward Bound, Honors Programs, or other high school college preparatory classes are encouraged to apply
  • Group Visits have a maximum capacity of 50 students from grades 9-12
  • An application must be submitted to be considered. Emails will not be accepted
  • Applications must be received no later than October 1 to be considered

Recipient Information

Selected schools will be scheduled for a 3-hour visit to campus which will include an information session and campus tour. The bus scholarship includes travel costs and lunch on-campus. The date of the campus visit will be agreed upon based on the availability of your school and the Office of Admission.

Selected schools must arrange their own transportation logistics. Schools must provide a receipt for the hired bus and Whittier College will either pay the bus company directly or provide a reimbursement to the school or district. 

All selected bus scholarship recipients will be notified by October 14. Visits will take place between October 2022 – April 2023.

COVID-19 Guidelines/Restrictions

Upon arrival, each visitor must complete a Health Screening Form and be cleared to be on campus. While on campus, each visitor must remain masked while indoors. Visitors are not required to wear masks outdoors or when eating.

Other On-Campus Opportunities

Although we would like to award the bus scholarship to every school that applies, please understand that the process is competitive. We understand the importance of providing opportunities for college access. We are committed to working with schools in local communities beyond this opportunity. Visit the website for more information on group visits, on-campus tours, virtual information sessions, one-on-one meetings with admission counselors, and connecting with current students.

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.