In the past ten years Whitman students have been awarded:

  • 1 Rhodes Scholarship 
  • 4 Truman Scholarships 
  • 62 Fulbright Fellowships 
  • 12 Watson Fellowships 
  • 8 Udall Awards 
  • 25 National Science Foundation Fellowships 
  • 2 Beinecke Scholarships 
  • 2 Goldwater Scholarships 
  • 1 CDC Fellowship 
  • 2 Trudeau Scholarship 

Recent Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

Jay Barlow ’14

Killam Fellowship

Independent study, University of Alberta

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

Major:  BBMB (Biophysics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Interests/pleasures:  biking, skiing, hunting

Best travel experience:  Killam vs. Fulbright hockey game in Ottawa.

What people don’t know about me:  My favorite season is fall.

Words to live by:  Git 'r done.

Xialing Ann Chen ’14

Critical Language Scholarship

Korean Studies, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Major: Film and Media Studies

Interests/pleasures: Language learning, astronomy, reading, writing, filmmaking, karaoke, blogging, badminton, contemplating about the meaning of life

Best travel experience: Whitman Summer Studies in China – Yunnan

What people don’t know about me: I aspire to learn fluent Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Words to live by: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Gabriella Friedman ’13

Beinecke Scholarship

Funding for graduate study in arts, humanities or social sciences

Hometown: Glendale, Wisconsin

Major: English

Interests/pleasures: Literature, literary theory, continental philosophy, swimming, ceramics, French, cats, board games

Best travel experience: study abroad in Paris.

What people don’t know about me: I was not born in the United States.

Words to live by:  “It is as if I am indebted to — I don’t know to whom — to thinking responsibly.  I am in a situation of trying to learn to whom, finally, I am responsible.”  (Jacques Derrida)

Jeremy Norden ’12

Davis Projects for Peace

“Building Community and Ultimate Peace,” Colombia

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Social Psychology

Interests/pleasures:  international travel, Ultimate Frisbee, ceramics, whitewater rafting, snowboarding

Best travel experience: Hearing our team’s name echo from the stadium speakers as World Champion and “Spirit of the Game” award recipient for sportsmanship. Never have I had a prouder moment as a coach.

What people don’t know about me: Growing up, I spent multiple nights sleeping in igloos on snowboarding trips in the Northwest.

Words to live by: Live in the moment and cherish every moment.

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