Meet some of those students
students who benefit from scholarships
Jeffrey Gustaveson | Anthony Nevoso | Adam Rooney | Jeanette Schwensen | Sophia Thompson

Jeffrey GustavesonName: Jeffrey Gustaveson

Year: 2018

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Double-majoring in Politics and Music (Jazz performance)

Classes this semester: Politics Senior Seminar, American Higher Education in Crisis?, Music Form and Analysis; applied piano and trumpet lessons

Whitman Honors and Recognition: Academic Distinction (all semesters), Higley Music Scholar

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights intern (Summer 2016); Casa Latina Education program intern (Summer 2017)

Community service: Community Service events intern, SCORE leader, Spring Break Service Trip leader

Extracurricular activities: Testostertones all-male acappella; jazz ensemble and orchestra


Anthony NevosoName: Anthony Nevoso

Year: 2020

Hometown: Moorpark, California

Major: Economics
Field of interest: Psychology (possible minor)

Classes this semester: Calculus 2, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Sociology, Composition

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Service Desk Associate, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center; also works for the Game Management team in charge of running Whitman College athletic competitions.

Community service: Mentor for Friends of Children of Walla Walla

Extracurricular activities: Member of the Whitman Baseball Team, the Whitman Investment Club, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee


Adam RooneyName: Adam Rooney

Year: 2021

Hometown: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Fields of interest: Politics, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Journalism

Classes this semester: Environmental History, Islamic Civilization, Spanish 305, Encounters, Riverguide Leadership, and Speed and Agility Training

Whitman Honors and Recognition: The Stephen B. L. Penrose Scholarship
High School: Valedictorian

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Instructional Multimedia Services helpdesk, Whitman Wire Newspaper news journalist, Men Making Meals community outreach program, kids' soccer referee

Extracurricular activities: Philosophy Club, Martial Arts Club, Divest Club, Campus Climate Challenge organization, Whitman Investment Club, club tennis, Open Kayak, and Open Rock Climbing


Jeanette SchwensenName: Jeanette Schwensen

Year: 2018

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: BBMB
Minor: Spanish

Classes this semester: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Modern Dance, Calculus 3

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Tour Guide at Whitman, work in Professor Cooley’s biology lab at Whitman, University of Washington Neurological Surgery Summer Internship Program - neurobiology-stem cell lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Dr. Barry Stoddard

Community service: SOS Health Services, executive officer/volunteer; Bilingual United volunteer

Extracurricular activities: Student government (Oversight Rep), Pre-Health Society club, Borders as Methods Club, Flag Football, active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Senior Fund/Event Committee


Sophia ThompsonName: Sophia Thompson

Year: 2021

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Field of interest: Biology, Pre-Med

Classes this semester: Chemistry-125/135, Psychology-110, Encounters, MicroEconomics-101

Whitman Honors and Recognition: Leadership Scholar Program
High School: Graduated summa cum laude, Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and Russian

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Providence Hospital volunteer, Della Keats II Medical Research Internship on Cancer Immunotherapy, Gifted Mentorship Program (Anchorage School District), Biology Internship on marine birds of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska

Community service: Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, SOS Health Services Volunteer Clinic Club

Extracurricular activities: Pre-Health Society Club, Whitman Peer Mentoring Club, Nordic Skiing Club