Student Awards

Janice and Kim Abraham Student-Faculty Research
Abshire Research Scholar Award
Bates Foundation Award – Wind Ensemble
Sheila Berger Prize in 3-2 Engineering
Borleske Athletic Trophy
Mignon Borleske Athletic Trophy for Women
J. Stanley Brode Memorial Biological Life Study Award
David Campbell Award for Outstanding Senior Recitalist
Connie Jill Carlstrom Endowed Award in Japanese Studies
Cherry Production Awards
Ely Chertok Award in Sociology
Class of 1986 Minority Student Award
Edith Blackman Merrell Davis Award
Delta Gamma/Hattie Fry Greek Leadership Award
Russell J. DeRemer Award for Outstanding Involvement in Student Affairs
Dovell-Gose Speech Awards
Adam Dublin Award for the Study of Global Multiculturalism
Myron Eells Prize in Northwest History
Executive Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to ASWC
Robert Y. Fluno Award in Politics
Robert W. Graham Award for Excellence in Student Leadership
Gunsul Holmes One-Act Play
Ivar Highberg Award – Physics
Mary Highberg Award – Music
Robert R. Hosokawa Awards for Journalism Excellence

Bradley J. Hunt Memorial Award – Theatre
Hurlow Family – Environmental Studies
Paul J. Jackson Award for Excellence in Literary Study
Brady Jensen Latin American Studies
Norman Klockman Award
Cynthia Ann Lechner Biology Prize
Brandon Bruce Lee Drama Awards
Dr. Albert Ripley Leeds Memorial Prize in Geology
Eugene Marx Service Award
Chester C. Maxey Prize in Politics
Guthrie McClintic Drama Award
McConn Awards – Theatre
Jan Mejer Award for Best Essay in Environmental Studies
David Nord Award in Gay and Lesbian Issues
Robert Norton Science Research Awards
Louis B. Perry Student Art Awards
Louis B. Perry Summer Research Awards
Laurie Pitts Stage Manager Award
Genevieve Rasmussen Service Award
Ronald V. Sires – Robert L. Whitner History Award
Jim Soden Student-Faculty Research Award
William W. Soper Prize in Philosophy
Jean Morgan Stone Award – Theatre
Myrtle Melchor Vinson - Music
Arthur Belden Watts – Student Research
James Albert and Bertha May Steers Winston Debate Award
Jonathan Woodward Work Memorial Award
Wynn/Vernazza Award – Music

The Janice and Kim Abraham Student-Faculty Research endowment provides research stipends for student-faculty teams composed of a female student and a faculty member of any gender to conduct summer research in the natural sciences and mathematics, including computer science.

The Abshire Research Scholar Award is awarded annually to professors and students having a need for assistance for research in their scholarly pursuits. They are selected by the ASID committee on the basis of merit.

The Bates Foundation Award was established in 2003 by Patricia Bates Mattingley ’70 for the purpose of providing assistance to Wind Ensemble members who display strong leadership skills.

The J. Stanley Brode Memorial Biological Life Study Award was established by Mrs. J. Stanley Brode in memory of her husband. This fund aids a student for a summer scholarship in biology.

The Connie Jill Carlstrom Endowed Award in Japanese Studies is awarded to a promising student of Japanese language and culture with an interest in pursuing a career or graduate studies in some aspect of relations between Japan and the United States.

The Ely Chertok Award in Sociology was established in 1985 by friends and students of Professor Chertok. This award is made annually to a senior sociology major who has written a thesis which best demonstrates careful scholarship in pursuit of answers to general questions about the nature of man in society.

The Class of 1986 Minority Student Award is presented to a student on the basis of demonstrated leadership and active involvement, at Whitman or in high school, and financial need.

The Dovell-Gose Prizes, established in memory of William Thomas Dovell, Class of 1888, and Christopher Columbus Gose, Class of 1886, are awarded upon the basis of persuasive speaking contests held once during the academic year.

The Adam Dublin Award for the Study of Global Multiculturalism provides research stipends to qualifying faculty and student teams doing scholarly or creative work on issues concerning multiculturalism in the United States or abroad. This endowment was established in 2003 by Trustee Emerita Kari Glover ’72 and her husband, Thaddas Alston, in memory of Adam Dublin ’96 and his commitment to raising awareness of diversity.

The Robert Y. Fluno Award is given annually to the author of the most outstanding student paper in the fields of political science and government. The endowment for this award was established by admiring former students of Professor Fluno.

The Gunsul Holmes One-Act Play Endowment provides support for the annual One-Act Play competition, including prize money to reward imagination and encourage creativity in the entries.

The Robert R. Hosokawa Awards for Journalism Excellence are given annually for distinguished student journalism in The Pioneer. Established by David and Beverly Hosokawa and the Hosokawa Family Foundation, this award honors Robert Hosokawa ’40 who wrote for The Pioneer and Clock Tower and earned his tuition as director of the Whitman news bureau while at Whitman. Mr. Hosokawa went on to work as a reporter and editor on several papers in the Midwest and in New York.

The Paul J. Jackson Award for Excellence in Literary Study is made to the student who, during the course of the academic year, writes the best paper in a class given by any of the departments of literature and language.

The Brady Jensen Latin American Studies Endowment provides funding to support field-based learning experiences led by Whitman faculty and student-faculty research in Latin America.

The Cynthia Ann Lechner Biology Prize is awarded to an outstanding senior biology major as selected by the department of biology faculty.

Brandon Bruce Lee Drama Awards and Internships provide financial assistance for outstanding students with a strong interest in drama at Whitman College. The Internship Award provides funds to grant stipends to students who otherwise would not be compensated for worthy drama internship experiences.

The Dr. Albert Ripley Leeds Memorial Prize in Geology is awarded each year to recognize one or more students with outstanding potential in the geological sciences. The prize was established by his daughter, Mrs. Warren Sheble, and other family members.

The Chester C. Maxey Award is presented to a worthy student who has attained distinction in the study of political science.

The Guthrie McClintic Drama Award is given each year to the male student in the college who has given the best dramatic performance of the year.

The David Nord Award in Gay and Lesbian Issues is awarded to a student, faculty member, or student/faculty team to address contemporary issues facing the gay and lesbian community through a variety of creative and scholarly mediums.

The Robert Norton Science Research Award provides support for students working closely with faculty to conduct research in the sciences.

The Louis B. Perry Student Art Awards present a first, second, and third prize to students entering work in the Winter Student Art Salon at Sheehan Gallery. A selection committee shall judge student artwork.

The Louis B. Perry Summer Research Awards were established to honor Louis B. Perry, eighth President of Whitman College, for his continuing leadership in the Whitman community. The purpose of the award is to encourage faculty to recruit Whitman College students to join them as collaborators in their professional scholarship.

The Sires-Whitner Prize in History is awarded annually to the outstanding senior history major as chosen by the faculty of the department of history.

The William W. Soper Prize in Philosophy was established by friends and family of Professor Soper in 1987. This award is made to the most outstanding senior philosophy major, to be selected by the faculty in the department.

The Arthur Belden Watts Student Research Fund supports biology or geology students. Art Watts was a member of the Class of 1975 who made a career as a development and exploration geophysicist. His friends and family established this award in his memory.

The Jonathan Woodward Work Memorial Endowment is awarded to a student to support his/her activities in enhancing and furthering the preservation and restoration of natural habitats