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
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.
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)
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)
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.