Bus Scholarship

The Office of Admission is very excited to announce our new Campus Visit Bus Scholarship. To provide more college access, this scholarship aims 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.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

·         Must be a high school within a 55-mile radius of Whittier College

·         Scholarship open to AVID, Upward Bound, Honors Programs, or other college  preparatory classes affiliated with a high school

·         The visit must be for a maximum of 50 high school age students*

·         Must submit a scholarship form to be considered

·         Application due December 10, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

*if selected, schools that request to bring more than 50 students will be handled on a case by case basis, but no guarantee.

Recipient Information

If awarded the scholarship, this includes a 3-hour visit to campus which will include an information session, campus tour, and special presentation on a topic selected by your school (common application, financial aid, private colleges, essay workshop, etc.). The scholarship also includes a bus stipend of up to $1,000 and a lunch stipend of up to $500. The campus visit will be determined both by the Office of Admission student ambassador availability as well as the availability of the school.

The school must arrange all transportation logistics. Schools will need to provide a receipt for the bus and Whittier College will either pay the bus company directly or provide a reimbursement to the school district.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by January 7, 2022. Visits will take place between February – May 2022.

COVID-19 Guidelines/Restrictions

All visitors to Whittier College will be required at check-in to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their visit. Individual members of each party will need to provide their own vaccine or negative test result. Forms of proof accepted will include a digital copy, picture, paper format, or presented on a mobile device.

You will not be allowed on a tour or on-campus without proof. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The Whittier College visitor policy requires that any visitor to campus must have official business on campus (meeting, tour, visit, etc). 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, even if outdoors.


Please know that we have limited funds for this scholarship and although we would like to award it to each school that applies, only 10 schools will be selected. We understand the importance of providing opportunities for college access and if not selected, we still have opportunities for group visits, on-campus tours, virtual information sessions, one-on-one meetings with admission counselors, and connecting with current students.

What grades are the students in that you plan to bring? Select all that apply.
What grades are the students in that you plan to bring? Select all that apply.
Scholarship Application notifications will be sent out on January 7. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email