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Thank you, Poet family! Together, on March 24 we raised more than $245,000 from over 430 alumni, parents, and friends.

As always, the Whittier College community rallied to support our students, especially those who are dealing with unexpected financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. During this unprecedented and uncertain time, students may be struggling to cover unexpected costs related to travel, access to technology, health and wellness, loss of off-campus employment, and other unbudgeted expenses.

The Big Poet Give may be over, but the need remains. Please consider offering your support if you can.

Click on the campaign card to make your gift and see the Honor Roll of participants.

Big Poet Give

Whittier Fund (Area of Greatest Need)

Whittier Fund (Area of Greatest Need)

The Whittier Fund is our most popular designation -- a critical source of unrestricted funding that directly and immediately supports the most pressing needs each year. It benefits every student, professor, department, and team.

5 Donors
Concluded
$850 Donated
Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

Funds will be deployed as soon as practical. Aimed at helping students with unforeseen financial hardships (namely unexpected travel & medical expenses, loss of a job, etc.) that affect their ability to complete their academic year.

116 Donors
Concluded
$37,945 Donated
Invisible Students Support Fund

Invisible Students Support Fund

The current crisis amplifies existing insecurities that students experience around food & housing. Funding will help create a bridge in time of a great need. Affected students often struggle quietly, not wanting to attract attention.

47 Donors
Concluded
$5,930 Donated
Counseling Center Fund

Counseling Center Fund

Our on-campus mental health professionals have seen increased outreach from students who are trying to cope with challenging circumstances in their lives. Mental health services are provided at no cost and are confidential.

28 Donors
Concluded
$3,810 Donated
Student Loan Relief Scholarship

Student Loan Relief Scholarship

Faced with uncertain employment prospects, student loans weigh heavily on the mind of many seniors. This scholarship is applied directly to a student’s account to reduce their senior year federal student loan debt amount.

28 Donors
Concluded
$3,940 Donated
Poet Forward Scholarship

Poet Forward Scholarship

The average student faces $10,000 in unmet financial need each year. With unbudgeted out-of-pocket expenses, coming up with these funds is an obstacle to many. This scholarship award will augment the student’s existing financial aid.

23 Donors
Concluded
$2,565 Donated
Other (Support What Matters Most to You)

Other (Support What Matters Most to You)

Don’t see an area you wish to support? Tell us where to direct your gift – a particular scholarship, academic department, or athletic team.

182 Donors
Concluded
$183,206 Donated