Whitworth University Endowed Scholarships
Act Six Endowed Scholarship – The Act Six Endowed Scholarship was established by parents of a Whitworth graduate who were familiar with the Act Six program through their volunteer work at a Tacoma High School.
Sam Adams Young Life Scholarship – The Sam Adams Young Life Scholarship was established in honor of Sam Adams, '52, who along with Pete Bennett, '52, and Bobbie Davis brought the Young Life program to Spokane in 1948. The scholarship will be awarded to an upperclass student who is involved in the leadership of Young Life in Spokane.
Whitworth University Alumni Association Scholarship – Through efforts of the Whitworth University Alumni Association and generous alumni support, the Alumni Association Scholarship has been established to foster the legacy of alumni whose children choose to attend Whitworth University.
Charles W. & Madeline P. Anderson Scholarship – The Charles W. & Madeline P. Anderson Scholarship was established by Clavie and Verne Lupton in honor of Mrs. Lupton's parents, Charles and Madeline Anderson, to financially assist students who have maintained high academic achievement and also share a commitment to Jesus Christ.
Reverend Edward E. Baird Philosophy Scholarship – The Rev. Edward E. Baird Philosophy Scholarship was established in 1988 by Dr. and Mrs. Forrest E. Baird in honor of Forrest's father, the late Reverend Edward E. Baird. This scholarship is to be awarded annually to an outstanding returning Philosophy major or a student preparing for mission work.
Ruth Baird Travel Scholarship – The Ruth Baird Travel Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Baird family in honor and memory of their mother, Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Blaine Baird. Ruth Baird loved to travel and instilled that love of travel in her children. This scholarship is to enable a philosophy student without significant previous travel experience to participate in a Whitworth study tour.
Estella Baldwin Scholarship – Estella E. Baldwin, '34, served Whitworth in many capacities over a span of 37 years, including as registrar and professor of religion. The Estella Baldwin Scholarship was established in 1993 by those who knew and loved Estella Baldwin to honor her life's work and her dedication to God's call to service.
Baugh Family Scholarship – The Baugh Family Scholarship was established in 1998 by Odin Baugh, '47, and Nearine "Deede" Baugh, '48, in gratitude for the mind-and-heart education they received from Whitworth. The scholarship is to provide assistance to an international student (preferably from an underdeveloped nation) who demonstrates their desire to return to their home countries to serve as a leader/worker to improve health and human services.
James & Karla Bennett Endowed Scholarship – The James & Karla Bennett Endowed Scholarship was established in 2002 by James "Jim," '89, and Karla Bennett. Jim graduated from Whitworth with a business degree in 1989, and he attributes his many successes in life to his important extracurricular experiences, coupled with a great mind-and-heart education and professors who cared. Jim and Karla established this scholarship as a way to help ensure that others will benefit, as Jim did, from a Whitworth education.
Elinore Biermann Scholarship – The Elinore Biermann Scholarship was established in 1997 by Elinore Biermann to provide financial assistance to outstanding junior or senior business, economic or accounting students who are graduates of Lewis & Clark High School of Spokane or who have a permanent residence in Spokane County.
Gordon L. Blanchard Memorial Music Scholarship – The Gordon L. Blanchard Memorial Music Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Gordon Blanchard. This scholarship is to recognize those exceptionally talented music students whose contributions assist in building and maintaining a high quality music program at Whitworth University.
Bocksch-Stien-Hicks Scholarship – The Bocksch-Stien-Hicks Scholarship was established in 1993 by alumni and friends in honor of Dr. Robert Bocksch, Dr. Howard Stien, and Dr. David Hicks, retired Whitworth professors. This scholarship is awarded to a biology or chemistry major, and alternatively is used for the purchase of science equipment.
Bolton Family Endowed Scholarship for Business Students – The Bolton Family Endowed Scholarship for Business Students was established in 2008 by Harvey Bolton, '61, and his late wife Gail Bolton. Harvey, a successful businessman and former trustee of the university, established this scholarship as a reflection of the commitment he and Gail have for Christian higher education. The Bolton Scholarship will assist outstanding students and will encourage students to provide Christian leadership in the community.
Karlyn Boppell Music Scholarship – The Karlyn Boppell Music Scholarship was established in 1999 by Charles L. Boppell, '65 to honor his wife, Karlyn L. (Allbee) Boppell, '67, upon their wedding anniversary. Karlyn graduated with a bachelor's degree in music. The Karlyn Boppell Music Scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior who is majoring in music for outstanding general performance in the Music Department.
John Boyles Memorial Scholarship – The John Boyles Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of John Boyles by his wife, Linda, son, Aaron '06, and daughter, Sara. John enjoyed leading music, believed in extending grace to all, and supported Whitworth's commitment to an education grounded in the Christian faith where there were opportunities to question, study, serve and have fun.
Virginia Brady Scholarship – The Virginia Brady Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by Virginia Brady, '56, a local high school teacher. Due to her appreciation for Whitworth, she established this scholarship to assist students pursuing study at Whitworth in the areas of theology or music.
Marketta Whitlow Buckler Scholarship – The Marketta Whitlow Buckler Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 by Marketta Buckler in memory of Mark Whitlow, Sr. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a sophomore, junior or senior with a major in religion or music.
Daniel H. Burtness Memorial Leadership Award – The Daniel H. Burtness Memorial Leadership Award was established in 2009 in memory of Dan Burtness, a Whitworth student and Young Life leader who was killed in an auto accident in 2008. Dan's love for God and for others enlarged his circle of friends and influence as he constantly challenged himself and others to "go deeper" with Jesus. The award is to be given to a student who is a strong leader and is active as a spiritual leader on campus or in Young Life.
Naomi A. Caldwell Scholarship – The Naomi A. Caldwell Scholarship was established in 2000 by David Caldwell, '71, and his wife in memory of his mother, Naomi Caldwell. Naomi was widowed early in life and raised her son, David, by herself. Despite her limited means, Naomi supported David as a student at Whitworth and generously supported her church and many other causes, including Whitworth.
John A. Carlson Mathematics Scholarship – The John A. Carlson Mathematics Scholarship was established in 2000 by John A. Carlson and is to be awarded to students majoring in mathematics.
Carlson Family Endowed Scholarship – The Carlson Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by John and Marie Carlson to support students majoring in business who are committed to integrating their Christian faith, values and ethics with a successful career in business. John Carlson faithfully served on the Whitworth University Board of Trustees from 1992-2003, and their daughter, Deborah Carlson Roeber, graduated from Whitworth in 1990.
Anna J. Carrel Music Scholarship – The Anna J. Carrel Music Scholarship was established in 1985 from the estate of the late Mrs. Carrel, who taught music at Whitworth from 1938 to 1964. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to students who demonstrate excellence in music, talent and potential.
Pierrette Christianne-Lovrien France Study Tour Scholarship – The Pierrette Christianne-Lovrien France Study Tour Scholarship was established in honor of Pierette Christianne-Lovrien, the beloved Chair of the French Department at Whitworth for many years. This scholarship is to benefit students participating in the France Study Tour at Whitworth.
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship – The Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by members of the graduating class of 1958 in honor of their 50th class reunion. The Class of 1958 wants to ensure the mind-and-heart education they received continues for future generations of Whitworth University students.
Charis A. Davis Class of 1962 Endowed Music Scholarship – The Charis A. Davis Class of 1962 Endowed Music Scholarship was established in May 2012 by members of the Whitworth University Class of 1962 on the occasion of their 50th reunion. The scholarship was named in honor of classmate Charis Davis, a life-long musician, choir member, and organist, who passed away in March 2000. This scholarship will be used to support music students at Whitworth.
Keith Clerihue Memorial Endowed Scholarship – The Keith Clerihue Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by the friends, family and alumni (particularly the Whitworth Class of 1991) to celebrate the life of Keith Clerihue, '91, a beloved, funny and Godly man who learned to love education at Whitworth. For Keith, Whitworth meant strengthened faith, influential professors, life-long friendships, fun around the tennis courts and a developing passion for art and photography.
Coca Cola Future Teachers of Color Scholarship – The Coca-Cola Future Teachers of Color Scholarship was established in 2004 to increase need-based scholarship assistance for students of color majoring in education. The goal of this scholarship is to recruit, retain and graduate more teachers from under represented ethnic groups who can go on to become teachers who serve as role models and mentors for students of all backgrounds and who can add diverse cultural perspectives to the educational communities they serve.
Mary E. Comer Endowed Scholarship – The Mary E. Comer Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by the estate of Mary E. Comer, the widow of Whitworth alum Sylvanus M. Comer, '59. This scholarship is for students majoring in biology, particularly in ecology or environmental studies.
Caroline Cooper Trust Awards – The Caroline Cooper Trust Award was established by the estate of Caroline Cooper be used for a worthy Whitworth student preferably studying science, pre-med, or ministry.
Crecelius Family Endowed Scholarship – The Crecelius Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 by Lyle and Bonnie Crecelius out of their appreciation for Whitworth's mission and their desire to support Whitworth students in perpetuity. As long-time supporters of Whitworth, it is their hope that each recipient will always live Whitworth's mission to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.
Mary Pierce Crippen & Curtiss Edmund Crippen Memorial Scholarship – The Crippen Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 1998 by Mary B. Crippen Marshall and John I. Marshall, to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to honor the memory of Mary's beloved parents, Mary Pierce Crippen and Curtiss Edmund Crippen. This scholarship is to be used to support students accepted to the Whitworth Certification in Ministry program, music ministry program, or theology students with proven experience or interest in serving the Kingdom of God.
Ethel Klein Culverwell Memorial Scholarship – The Ethel Klein Culverwell Memorial Scholarship was established by Albert Culverwell in 1975 in memory of his wife, Ethel Klein Culverwell, a piano teacher at Whitworth. The scholarship is to be used to assist deserving and gifted music students to continue their education at Whitworth.
Zeola D. David Endowed Scholarship – The Zeola D. David Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 by Daryl David out of love for his mother, Zeola David, '63. Zeola received both her bachelors and masters degrees from Whitworth and taught school in Sandpoint, Idaho from the late 1940s into the 1960s.
John R. Dellenback Memorial Scholarship – The John R. Dellenback Memorial Scholarship is to honor the memory of former Congressman John R. Dellenback, who led a life of distinguished service, active in local, regional, national and international affairs.
Dorothy Dixon Music Scholarship – The Dorothy Dixon Music Scholarship was established in 1993 by Dorothy Dixon because of her love for young people and music. The relationships Dorothy Dixon fostered with many graduates of Whitworth were an integral part of her life, and she maintained a beloved interest in their lives, careers and families. The scholarship is intended for music and voice students.
Grant & Grace Dixon Endowed Scholarship in Business – The Grant & Grace Dixon Endowed Scholarship in Business was established in 2000 by Grant (III), '72, Janice, '88, and Hal Dixon, and their spouses, in honor of their parents, Grant (Jr.) and Grace Dixon. Grant and Grace believe strongly in the need for high quality Christian education and have a deep appreciation for Whitworth's mission.
Harry & Marjorie Dixon Scholarship – The Harry & Marjorie Dixon Endowed Scholarship was established in appreciation of Dr. Harry Dixon, who contributed over 20 years of outstanding Christian teaching and leadership at Whitworth.
John and Isabel d'Urbal Scholarship in Writing – The John & Isabel d'Urbal Scholarship in Writing was established in 1997 by Isabel d'Urbal, '75, in memory of her husband, John d'Urbal. John was a newspaperman at the Spokesman-Review and Isabel graduated with a degree in English from Whitworth.
Early Fifties Endowed Scholarship – The Early Fifties Endowment was established by a group of dedicated alumni who began gathering support for this scholarship in 1992. Most of the contributions for the scholarship have come from graduates and their spouses from the 1950-54 classes.
Eleanor Edwards Memorial Scholarship – The Eleanor Edwards Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 by Dr. James Edwards, Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology, and his wife, Janie, in memory of his mother, Eleanor Edwards. Coming of age during the Great Depression, Eleanor was not able to attend college but served as a nurse throughout her life. Eleanor was a humble and committed Christian who would have been gratified to know that this scholarship helped students receive an education that she herself could not afford.
Glen P. Erickson Memorial Scholarship – The Glen P. Erickson Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Glen Erickson in his memory after his death in a drowning accident in 1982. This scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding physics student.
Sheryl Fardal-Winget Memorial Scholarship – The Sheryl Fardal-Winget Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Richard and Sandra Fardal to perpetuate the memory of Whitworth graduate and special education teacher Sheryl Fardal-Winget, '83.
Elsie A. & Melvin K. Fariss Scholarship for International Students – The Elsie A. & Melvin K. Fariss Scholarship for International Students was established in 1995 by Whitworth alumni Elsie, '34, and Melvin Fariss, '35,as a reflection of their commitment and loyalty to Whitworth and their desire to ensure that Whitworth University maintains a global perspective in educating the minds and hearts of its students.
Fetterman Music Scholarship – The Fetterman Music Scholarship was established in 1999 by I.S. and Emily Fetterman to assist junior or senior students majoring in music.
Delbert R. Friesen Memorial Scholarship – The Delbert R. Friesen Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Friesen by family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Friesen was a faculty member in the physics department from 1985-2002 and was beloved by both students and colleagues.
Martha Estelle Frimoth Scholarship – The Martha Estelle Frimoth Scholarship was established in the memory of Martha Estelle, born to Bud and Lenore Frimoth, who died when she was less than two years old. During Martha's illness, her parents were constantly reminded of the generosity and kindness of others.
Kevin Gaffney Memorial Scholarship – The Kevin Gaffney Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Kevin Gaffney, '72, who devoted his life to helping people while furthering the field of psychology. The scholarship aims to provide financial aid to psychology majors working to serve their community and who actively and selflessly contribute their time and effort to society.
Howard R. Gage Memorial Scholarship – The Howard R. Gage Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Howard Gage, professor of mathematics and computer science from 1969 to 2001. Dr. Gage was responsible for developing the computer science program at Whitworth and invested in the intellectual, academic and spiritual growth of his students.
Sarah Lou Gammons Music Scholarship – The Sarah Lou Gammons Music Scholarship was established in 1973 by the Rev. Kenneth P. Gammons '64, in memory of his wife, Sarah Lou Gammons, a former Whitworth University student.
Sandra K. Hanson Goben Memorial Scholarship – The Sandra K. Hanson Goben Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Melvin S. Hanson, who attended Whitworth for a year before he transferred to the University of Southern California. Although Melvin received a chemical engineering degree from USC, he continued to have a true love for Whitworth. The scholarship was established in honor of Mel Hanson's sister, Sandra K. Hanson Goben, who fought tirelessly for the underprivileged, had a community-minded attitude, and did not let her disabilities get in the way of her spirit.
J. Wilson & Florence Sather Gowdy Scholarship – The J. Wilson & Florence Sather Gowdy Scholarship was established by the Gowdy family as a memorial to Mr. J. Wilson Gowdy. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who exhibits evidence of social service, college and community involvement, and leadership.
Gordon Stanley Grace Memorial Scholarship – The Gordon Stanley Grace Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. James Grace in memory of their son, Gordon Stanley Grace. Gordon was a sophomore student at Whitworth who died in a climbing accident on May 31, 1979 while on a Whitworth-sponsored geology tour in the Grand Canyon.
Grader Central America Service Program Enrichment Scholarship – The Grader Central America Service Program (CASP) Enrichment Scholarship was established in 2013 by Richard Grader and his daughter, Kylie Grader, '12, because of Kylie's experience in the Central America Study Program.
Graham Family Music Scholarship – The Graham Family Music Scholarship was established in 1994 for the purpose of providing vocal lessons to less experienced but promising vocalists. By offering vocal lessons to students, the Graham family intends to assist in maintaining and building a high quality music program at Whitworth while providing scholarship recipients the means for developing lifelong singing skills.
Alfred O. and Nicolin Gray Scholarship – The Alfred O. and Nicolin Gray Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Alfred O. and Nicolin Gray. Alfred Gray was the Chair of the Department of Journalism at Whitworth from 1946 to 1980, and Nicolin was a professor of biology at Whitworth for 28 years. The scholarship is to assist students who are majoring in journalism, biology, chemistry or physics.
Cameron Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship – The Cameron Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 in the memory of Cameron Gray, a Whitworth student who died in 2002, to allow other students to stretch, grow and learn to serve the Lord in deeper and broader ways.
Henry F. Grinalds Northwest Christian Scholarship – The Henry F. Grinalds Northwest Christian Scholarship was established by Henry F. Grinalds, a long-time resident of Spokane, Wash., as a reflection of his commitment and loyalty to the Spokane community and his belief in the importance of a quality education for the future leaders of this country. The family's desire is for the scholarship recipients to learn the value and joy of giving, as they are receiving this scholarship because of the generosity of others. The scholarship is to be awarded to graduates of Northwest Christian School in Spokane who desire to receive an undergraduate degree from Whitworth.
Renee Gumb Riley & Deirdre Gumb Endowed Scholarship – The Renee Gumb Riley & Deirdre Gumb Endowed Scholarship was established in 2011 by family and friends in honor of Whitworth alumnae sisters, Rev. Renee L. (Gumb) Riley, '81, and Deirdre V. Gumb, '92, to acknowledge the important part that Whitworth played in the lives of these two wonderful women.
Garland "Gus" and Pauline Haas Scholarship – T The Garland "Gus" and Pauline Haas Scholarship was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Dr. Garland "Gus" Haas, a long-time faculty member in the Whitworth Political Science Department. The scholarship is awarded to one student majoring in either political science or international studies.
Sue Hagman Memorial Scholarship – The Sue Hagman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Susan Christine (Packard) Hagman, '90, who died of breast cancer in 2007 at age 38. Sue's journey with cancer served as an inspiration and example of God's love and grace for many through her "Petunia letters," which chronicled gifts from God and other people during the course of her illness.
Herbert M. Hamblen Leadership Scholarship – The Herbert M. Hamblen Leadership Scholarship was established in 2001 by the law firm of Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke and Miller in memory of Herbert Moore Hamblin. Herbert was a life-long resident of Spokane who was active in a broad range of community affairs, which included being a member of the Whitworth Board of Trustees for 28 years and serving three terms in the Washington House of Representatives.
Michael Hammack Memorial Chemistry Scholarship – The Michael Hammack Memorial Chemistry Scholarship was established by family and friends as a tribute to Michael Hammack, '83. This scholarship is to be awarded to seniors who are majoring in chemistry and who contribute to Whitworth through extra-curricular leadership activities.
Frances Tiley and Fern Hardwick Memorial Scholarship – TheFrances Tiley and Fern Hardwick Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of Dr. Francis Tiley Hardwick and his wife, Fern. Dr. Hardwick was dean and acting president at Whitworth from 1929 to 1940, and later a professor of philosophy and psychology.
Hawaii Aloha Endowed Scholarship – The Hawaii Aloha Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 and was initiated by Nancy, '78, and Scott Metcalf, parents of Michelle, '06, and Ashley, '08. Due to their love of Hawaii and its people, Elsa and Dan Distelhorst are also major contributors, along with others who love the tradition of students from Hawaii at Whitworth University. The scholarship is to assist deserving students from Hawaii so that they may receive an education of the mind-and-heart at Whitworth University.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship – The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship was established in 1985 to financially assist junior or senior students who major in communications.
Hegg Family Scholarship – The Hegg Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Reverend C. Theodore Hegg, '47, his wife Edith, and their five sons and four daughters-in-law, all Whitworth graduates. Two generations of the Hegg family chose Whitworth, and as of 1997 they had earned ten degrees. The family hopes this will provide much-needed financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled at their alma mater.
Eileen "Mom" Hendrick and Ron Upp Memorial Scholarship – The Eileen "Mom" Hendrick and Ron Upp Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Eileen Hendrick and Ron Upp. Eileen Hendrick, the last of the dorm mothers, ceaselessly gave to the university for 15 years and was a caring example and witness to Christ's love. Ron Upp, a well-respected broker with Windermere, loved people and athletics.
Lou and Maudie Hopkins Endowed Scholarship – The Lou & Maudie Hopkins Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hopkins, former residents of Walla Walla, Wash.
Winifred McNair Hopkins Scholarship in Choral Conducting – The Winifred McNair Hopkins Scholarship in Choral Conducting was established in 1989 in memory of Winifred McNair Hopkins who taught in the Whitworth Music Department from 1934 to 1947. Winifred passed away in September 1984 at the age of 97.
Icho Scholarship – The Icho Scholarship was established in 2009 by five former residents of Carlson Hall. Pete Hanke, '83, Chris Herron, '79, Mark Weakley, '83, John Wells, '81, and Eric Stebbins, '84 created this fund to celebrate their lifelong friendship that began at Whitworth. Icho is the name of a house in Port Townsend, Wash., where these five alumni spent memorable weekends for numerous years after their graduation from Whitworth. The Icho group hopes that Icho Scholars will become part of a growing network after graduation to assist each other professionally and eventually add their support to the Icho Scholarship.
Alan W. Jackson Scholarship – The Alan W. Jackson Scholarship was established in 2012 to honor Pastor Alan W. Jackson upon his retirement following 30 years of faithful service to God at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Medford, Ore. The scholarship was established for the benefit of students coming from the Medford area, with primary consideration given to students from Westminster Presbyterian Church.
James Family Centennial Scholarship – The James Family Centennial Scholarship was established by Bill, '84, and Terrilynn James as part of Whitworth's Centennial Campaign. Believing that the Lord had been very good to him, Mr. James wanted to return some of his blessings to the university. The scholarship is to support students who have an interest in being good stewards of their talents and resources in the field of international business/relations and are committed to conducting themselves as ethical business people.
Marion Jenkins Memorial Alumni Scholarship – The Marion Jenkins Memorial Alumni Scholarship was established in 1989 by the alumni of Whitworth University to recognize the scholastic and personal achievements of its students while honoring the memory of Marion Jenkins, a former Whitworth Dean of Women.
President Mark and Clara Belle Koehler Scholarship – The President Mark and Clara Belle Koehler Scholarship was established in 1988 by Dr. Mark Koehler, Whitworth's 13th president, and his wife, Clara Belle, as a continuing testimony of their commitment to the college's mission and goals. This scholarship was established in conjunction with Whitworth's Centennial Campaign, celebrating the university's first 100 years of providing a high quality Christian liberal arts education for its students.
Kathie Koopmans Neir 1963-1965 Endowed Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2008 in honor of Kathie Koopmans Neir, '64, by graduates of the classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965 in appreciation for Kathie's leadership and organization of the 2005 reunion, when over 200 attended the event.
Lamon-Siems First Generation Scholarship – The Lamon-Siems First Generation Scholarship was established in 2007 by Laurie Lamon, '78, and William Siems, '95, This scholarship is to support a deserving first-generation college student at Whitworth University.
Hoyt H. "Larry" Larison Scholarship – The Hoyt H. "Larry" Larison Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by Hoyt H. "Larry" Larison, a leader in the Spokane business community and President and CEO of Columbia Paint & Coatings from 1976-2007. As a reflection of his zeal for sound business practices and solid higher education training, Larry established this scholarship to further the education of one freshman and one upper-classman business student.
Jason Laurie Memorial Fund – The Jason Laurie Memorial Fund was established in 1998 to honor Jason Laurie, a fourth generation Whitworthian who fell ill and passed away during his freshman year at Whitworth. It was established in memory of Jason and in celebration of all that Whitworth has meant to the Laurie family. This fund is to benefit individual students with special learning needs and high financial need or programs that benefit students with special learning needs at Whitworth.
Lawrence J. & Marion L. Lay Endowed Scholarship – The Lawrence J. and Marion L. Lay Endowed Scholarship was established by the estate of Lawrence and Marion Lay. This scholarship is to assist students who are majoring in religion or music.
Wallace Howe Lee and Bertha F. Lee Memorial Perpetual Scholarship Fund – The Wallace Howe Lee and Bertha F. Lee Memorial Perpetual Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by Beatrice E. Thompson in honor of Bea's grandfather, Rev. Wallace Howe Lee, a Presbyterian minister and Dean of Whitworth College from 1911 to 1914, and in honor of Bea's aunt, Bertha F. Lee, '14.
Madelyn G. Levy Scholarship – The Madelyn G. Levy Scholarship was established in 1997 by Madelyn Levy, '54, to help further the education of church musicians, specifically organists and choir directors. Mrs. Levy carries on her family's commitment to Whitworth that was first demonstrated by her father, Mr. F.L. Graybill, who served on Whitworth's Board of Trustees from 1946 to 1966.
Guy and Gertrude Lindsey Memorial Scholarship – The Guy and Gertrude Lindsey Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 through a generous gift from Guy and Gertrude Lindsey. This scholarship is to assist deserving students who achieve academically and have a high financial need.
Loon Lake Congregational Church Scholarship – The Loon Lake Congregational Church Scholarship was established in 2005 when the Loon Lake Congregational Church dissolved and the church leadership decided to apply this bequest to Whitworth. The scholarship, donated in memory of Colleen and Walter Denny, is to further the work of Christ's church by assisting in the training of young people prepared to minister in Christian service.
Lucile Watson Lotspeich Endowed Scholarship – The Lucile Watson Lotspeich Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Marvin Lotspeich to pay tribute to his mother, Lucille Watson Lotspeich, and to assist generations of college students to afford a Whitworth education.
H. Kenneth Loveless Endowed Scholarship Fund – The H. Kenneth Loveless Endowed Scholarship was established in 1999 by Ken Loveless, '57, who graduated from Whitworth with a degree in chemistry and who desired to give back to Whitworth. This scholarship is to be awarded to students who major in chemistry, biology, physics, or other scientific areas.
MacDonald Psychology Scholarship – The MacDonald Psychology Scholarship was established by Dr. Patricia MacDonald to encourage students who are majoring in psychology to prepare for a career in Christian higher education and to affirm and reward significant scholarly accomplishment.
Grace Manifold Scholarship – The Grace Manifold Scholarship was established by the estate of Grace Manifold to assist worthy Whitworth students who are planning a missionary career.
John I. Marshall Memorial Scholarship – The John I. Marshall Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mary B. Marshall to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ and to honor the memory of Mary's beloved husband, John I. Marshall. This scholarship is to support students accepted to the certification of ministry or music ministry programs, or theology students with proven experience or interest in serving the Kingdom of God.
Lucille G. Martin Voice Scholarship – The Lucille G. Martin Voice Scholarship was established in 1984 by Leonard Martin and David Martin in honor and memory of Lucile Lovejoy Gilman Martin. Lucile was a contralto who served as a music minister and choir director and who also managed the Whitworth Bookstore for 20 years. This scholarship is to assist students who are majoring in music and voice.
Mary Jane Maxwell Student Travel Endowment Fund – The Mary Jane Maxwell Student Travel Endowment Fund was established in 1998 by Mary Jane Maxwell, '97, to help further the mission of Whitworth by enabling students to develop a global vision as they prepare to make a difference in their world. This scholarship is to provide funds for students majoring in history or political science to participate in Whitworth study programs.
McCall Family Leadership Award – The McCall Family Leadership Award was established in 2000 by John and Jean McCall, who became acquainted with Whitworth through their daughters Jennifer (McCall) DeVries, '99 and Shena McCall, '01, and son-in-law Eric DeVries, '99. The McCall family established this award to encourage students to pursue growth through leadership while students at Whitworth, and it is their hope that recipients of this award will remain active and engaged with Whitworth for a lifetime of service, leadership and generosity.
Robert & Claire M. McDonald Opportunity Scholars Award – The Robert & Claire M. McDonald Opportunity Scholars Program was established in 2000 by Robert and Claire McDonald. As good and worthy stewards of the financial blessing that they have received over their lives, Bob and Claire McDonald have established this fund to enable deserving students to earn money while working in their field of study.
Marie Melrose Endowed Scholarship – The Marie Melrose Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by Marie Melrose, a Presbyterian missionary and educator in Korea and the daughter and granddaughter of career Presbyterian missionaries to China. Marie wanted to invest in the young lives of people who are called to serve as Christian educators and missionaries in Asia.
Joanne Doyl Miller Endowed Scholarship – The Joanne Doyl Miller Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by Joanne Doyl Miller, '64, an elementary school teacher in Spokane for 33 years. This scholarship is to assist juniors or seniors majoring in elementary education.
Music Excellence Scholarship – The Music Excellence Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Dr. Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) as an expression of respect and appreciation for all that he meant to us and has contributed to the world of music and of scholarship. This scholarship is to support a student whose area of interest is classical music.
Cliff Mollendorf Scholarship – The Cliff Mollendorf Scholarship was established in 2000 by Cliff Mollendorf, who grew up in the Browne's Addition section of Spokane and renovated properties in that area with his father when he was a young man. He worked as a contracting foreman during World War II and later became a building inspector. This scholarship was established to provide financial aid for students who most need it.
Dewaine and Bertha Moore Scholarship – The Dewaine & Bertha Moore Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dewaine and Bertha Moore, parents of Cynthia Joy Wright, '05. This scholarship is to assist students excelling in the athletic training program, to encourage their initiative, leadership, responsibility and excellence in both the academic and clinical setting.
Haydn P. and Evelyn J. Morgan Scholarship – The Haydn P. & Evelyn J. Morgan Scholarship was established in 2000 by Haydn and Evelyn Morgan. Haydn served on the Whitworth Board of Trustees from 1951 to 1983. While he made his living as a Spokane businessman, some of his greatest joy came in his love of his music. As a trustee emeritus, he received the George Whitworth Medal for outstanding service to the university in 1995 and passed away in 1999.
Myung Sung Presbyterian Church Scholarship – The Myung Sung Presbyterian Church Scholarship was established in 2004 by Rev. Sam Whan Kim. Rev. Kim founded Myung Sung Presbyterian Church in 1980 and served as the church's senior pastor for more than two decades. Myung Sung Presbyterian Church has become one of the largest churches worldwide, and its success has been attributed to Kim's leadership and ministry skills steeped in humility, his passion for Christian mission work, and his commitment to biblically sound preaching. This scholarship is to support pre-ministerial students.
Richard Nalos Scholarship – The Richard Nalos Scholarship was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Ervin J. Nalos in honor of Ervin's father, Richard Nalos. Richard was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia who saved his family from Nazism, began a lumber business in Canada and was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. This scholarship serves as a testament to their gratitude toward God who brought the family through such hardship and danger, and continues to sustain them in His care, and is to assist a needy student who is pursuing a career in full-time Christian ministry.
Novasky Family Endowed Scholarship – The Novasky Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Rob, '81, and Kathie Novasky, '81. Rob and Kathie and their children, Rebekah (Novasky) Prior, '04 and Michael Novasky, '07 all chose Whitworth for the same reason: a rigorous education grounded in the Christian faith at an institution that is committed both to truth and to openness. Rob and Kathie are deeply grateful for Whitworth's unique mission and for the foundation Whitworth gave them and their children. They recognize that they were given many opportunities due to the financial sacrifices of others, and they want to be able to provide those same opportunities for today's students.
Orville and Georgetta Nupen Computer Science Scholarship – The Orville & Georgetta Nupen Computer Science Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Cliff Nupen, by his wife, Georgetta, '50. Cliff's interest in computer science was evidenced by a career at IBM. This scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding student who shows aptitude and desire for a career in computer science.
Orville and Georgetta Nupen Nursing Scholarship – The Orville & Georgetta Nupen Nursing Scholarship was established in 2000 by Orville and Georgetta Nupen, '50. Georgetta Nupen worked as a school nurse, and this scholarship is to support a student who has chosen nursing as field of study, has professional potential as determined by general academic performance, and who has financial need.
Shirley Ann Oliver Music Scholarship – The Shirley Ann Oliver Music Scholarship was established in 2011 by friends of the Oliver family, members of the Whitworth University Board of Trustees, and the President's Cabinet in memory of Shirley Ann Oliver, '77. Shirley was married to Walter Oliver, '67 and dedicated her life to helping others as a social worker, teacher, and lead activist for numerous civic, social and community organizations.
"Jef" Olson Outreach Scholarship – The "Jef" Olson Outreach Scholarship was established in 2010 by the family and friends of Jennifer "Jef" Olson, '81 who died in a rock climbing accident in 1982. This scholarship is to encourage and promote student participation in service and community outreach programs at Whitworth and to develop student commitment to courageous lifetime advocacy for and participation in life-enriching causes and movements.
Franklin & Margie May Ott Endowed Music Scholarship – The Franklin & Margie May Ott Endowed Music Scholarship was established in 2008 in honor of Margaret "Margie May" Saunders Ott, a beloved piano instructor and music teacher at Whitworth from 1960 to 1982, and Franklin W. Ott, one of the founding members of the Whitworth Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees from 1975 to 2002. This scholarship is to be used for international music students or students studying piano at Whitworth.
Les & Georgene Patten Endowed Scholarship – The Les and Georgene Patten Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 by Les, '50 and Georgene Patten, '50. Les and Georgene were brought together by Whitworth, enjoyed blessings based upon Whitworth values, and continue to be excited about Whitworth's mind-and-heart education. This scholarship is to primarily assist students majoring in math, computer science or communications.
Marthabelle Paulson Scholarship – The Marthabelle Paulson Scholarship was established in 1989 by Marthabelle Paulson, a long-time member of the Whitworth University Auxiliary. This scholarship is to assist Whitworth students who have financial need in meeting their educational expenses.
Harold E. Penhalurick, D.D., Scholarship – The Harold E. Penhalurick, D.D. Scholarship was established in 2003 by Darline Penhalurick and Alice Penhalurick Lindsey to honor Harold Penhalurick, '35, who served as a Presbyterian pastor. This scholarship is to assist students training for full-time ministry.
Lisa Marie Plotkin Scholarship – The Lisa Marie Plotkin Scholarship was established in 1981 by Morris and Marjorie Plotkin in honor of their daughter, Lisa Marie Plotkin. This scholarship will be awarded to a developmentally disabled student or a student majoring in work to benefit the developmentally disabled.
Clarence E. Polhemus Endowed Scholarship – The Clarence E. Polhemus Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by Martin S. Polhemus and Jean B. Polhemus in honor of Dr. Clarence E. Polhemus. Dr. Polhemus was a Presbyterian minister and synod executive and served on the Whitworth Board of Trustees. Martin also served on the Board of trustees in addition to being a founding director and president of the Whitworth Foundation, and Jean Polhemus is an active member of the Whitworth Auxiliary. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide aid to students who have financial need.
Dale Polhemus Memorial Scholarship – The Dale Polhemus Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Martin "Marty" and Jean Polhemus in loving memory of Marty's brother, Dale, who is remembered by family as full of laughter.
Jean Polhemus Scholarship – The Jean Polhemus Scholarship was established in 2005 by Martin "Marty" Polhemus in honor of his beloved wife, Jean Polhemus. Jean (Bruene) Polhemus was born in July 1921 and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in home economics. In 1943, she married Martin "Marty" Polhemus who joined the Whitworth College Board of Trustees in 1967. Jean is an active member of the Whitworth Auxiliary.
Presbyterian Synod of Alaska-Northwest Scholarship – The Synod of Alaska-Northwest Presbyterian Church established this scholarship to encourage high-potential Presbyterian students from the local Native American population to further their education and their commitment to Christ and to train for work in Christian service. Members of the tribal nations of the Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, Yakima, Palouse, Blackfoot and Nez Perce are encouraged to apply for this award.
Alvin B. Quall Nursing Scholarship – The Alvin B. Quall Nursing Scholarship was established in honor of Alvin B. Quall. This scholarship is to provide assistance for students enrolled in nursing at Whitworth.
Katharine Parker Randall Scholarship – The Katharine Parker Randall Scholarship was established in 1997 by Katharine Parker Randall, housewife, farmwife, and teacher at North Central for 20 years. Born in Pekin, Ill., Katherine graduated from Coe College in 1921, in a day and time when it was unusual for women to go to college. She attained her four-year teaching degree and came to Spokane in the early 1920s.
Florence Robertson Scholarship – The Florence Robertson Scholarship was established in 1998 by Florence Robertson, the mother of Lorraine Robertson Stuart, Associate Chaplain at Whitworth from 1976 to 1984. Florence became familiar with Whitworth through her daughter and came to have a great appreciation for the school and its special mission.
Bonnie V. Robinson Keyboard Scholarship – The Bonnie V. Robinson Scholarship was established in 2000 by John, '51, and Judy Scotford in honor of Bonnie Robinson and in recognition of her career and ministry as a classical pianist and concert organist. This scholarship is to encourage fine piano and organ students to pursue their musical studies at Whitworth.
Bill & Bonnie Robinson Scholarship – The Bill & Bonnie Robinson Scholarship was established by donors from the Class of 2010, along with their parents and lead donor, Rev. Richard B. Cole, '51. This scholarship is to honor the leadership and contributions made to Whitworth by Bill Robinson, President of Whitworth from 1993 to 2010, and his wife, Bonnie.
Helen & Verne Rodkey Family Scholarship – The Helen & Verne Rodkey Family Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of Helen and Verne Rodkey. Helen (Piper) and Verne Rodkey settled in Post Falls, Idaho, in 1934, where they farmed and became active members in the Community Church of Post Falls. Of the six Rodkey children, all four sons attended Whitworth and three received Whitworth degrees. This scholarship is to provide aid for students who greatly desire a Whitworth education but have substantial unmet financial need.
Werner Rosenquist Scholarship – The Werner Rosenquist Scholarship was established in 1989 to honor Werner Rosenquist, '40, a member of the Board of Trustees, for his dedicated and unselfish commitment as President of the Whitworth Foundation for seventeen years.
B. Champ & Olive M. Sanford Memorial Scholarship – The B. Champ & Olive M. Sanford Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mrs. Olive Sanford in honor of her late husband, Champ Sanford. Champ was a well-known Washington State architect who struggled to finance his education during the depression, but continued on to professional success. Olive did not attend university herself but worked hard to support her sons' university tuition. Olive and Champ were proud of the educational accomplishments of their family and the role that Whitworth played in this area. This scholarship aims to provide financial aid to students pursuing a degree in International studies and who serve their community.
Dan C. & Barbara A. Sanford International Business Scholarship – The Dan C. & Barbara A. Sanford International Business Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of Dan, '65, and Barbara Sanford, '66. Dan served as faculty at Whitworth for over 30 years, as both a professor of international studies and the Director of Whitworth Graduate School of International Management. This scholarship is to provide for students enrolled in the Masters in International Management program.
James E. Saunders Memorial Scholarship – The James E. Saunders Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of James Eric Saunders, '90. Jim lived a life worthy of honor and respect, not because of the Washington State Patrol uniform he wore for eight years, but because of his character and heart that were evident throughout his lifetime. This scholarship is to assist students of high character who are interested in public service, such as law enforcement or the military.
Philip Schwab Memorial Scholarship – The Philip Schwab Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by Philip's brother, Andrew, an adjunct professor in the communications department, and Philip's parents, to memorialize and celebrate Philip's life. Philip was killed in car accident in 1967 during his second year at the Naval Academy. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in communications or journalism who is involved in related extra-curricular activities such as the radio station KWRS, the Whitworthian, Natsihi, or forensics.
John Thomas Sinsel Endowed Scholarship – The John Thomas Sinsel Endowed Scholarship was established in 1997 by Melvin S. Hanson, Jr. This scholarship is to assist students majoring in science, particularly in the pre-engineering program.
Diana Jane Sittser Memorial Scholarship – The Diana Jane Sittser Scholarship was established in memory of Diana Jane Sittser, who died at the age of four years with her mother and grandmother in an automobile accident in 1991.The scholarship is intended to support students who are called to care for children and youth like Diana Jane, especially those who do not receive the kind of love, guidance, affection and support that Diane Jane received.
Lynda F. Sittser Memorial Church Music Scholarship – The Lynda F. Sittser Memorial Church Music Scholarship was established in honor of Lynda Sittser. Lynda, a committed mother of four, loyal wife, and a deep and trusted friend to many, died tragically on September 27, 1991 in an automobile accident. This memorial scholarship is intended to honor her lifelong commitment to Jesus Christ, to church music, to the cultivation of genuine faith in others, and to the renewal of the church.
Charles and Maxine Skaggs Foundation Scholarship – The Charles and Maxine Skaggs Foundation Scholarship was established in 1994 by Maxine Skaggs, the wife of a Spokane businessman who had a deep concern for people living in or coming from disadvantaged environments. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student with financial need from a less privileged home or environment or to a student in a course of study, such as social work or missionary work, who upon graduation would work in such an environment.
Chelsea Brianne Snyder Memorial Scholarship – The Chelsea Brianne Snyder Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by family and friends to honor the life of Chelsea Snyder. Chelsea graduated from Whitworth in 2010 with a degree in peace studies and minor in theology. After graduation, Chelsea devoted herself to teaching disadvantaged students and serving those in need. This scholarship will assist students who have an interest in a lifetime of dedicated service to humanity with a preference for students in peace studies or women & gender studies.
James Stewart Family Memorial Scholarship – The James Steward Family Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by James Stewart in honor of Roger Crowell Stewart, '69. Upon his death, Roger's family established this scholarship to honor their relationship with Whitworth University.
Howard Stien Biology & Science Study Endowment – The Howard Stien Biology and Science Study Endowment was established in 2006 by Dr. Mark Wolf, '94, and Gretchen Rose Wolf, '95 to thank Dr. Howard Stien, who helped send Gretchen on a study tour to Costa Rica in 1992. This scholarship provides for science students to participate in science study tours.
Paul D. Strawn Endowed Scholarship – The Paul D. Strawn Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the Rev. Dr. Paul D. Strawn, '68, a longtime pastor, upon his retirement following forty years of faithful service to God as a minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and after thirty years as pastor of North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, Wash. This scholarship is to benefit students who are members of a PCUSA congregation with the primary consideration given to students from North Creek Presbyterian Church and North Puget Sound Presbytery.
Stroum Family Foundation Scholarship for Business Excellence – The Stroum Family Foundation Scholarship for Business Excellence was established in 2000 by the Stroum Family Foundation. Sam Stroum is a prominent businessman in Seattle, Wash. who became involved in the Whitworth University Business Plus Program as a guest lecturer. This scholarship is to provide assistance to a student majoring in business, accounting or economics.
Rex Scott Thomas Memorial Scholarship – The Rex Scott Thomas Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by Mrs. Houston Thomas in memory of her husband, Rex Scott Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a chemist and a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Lloyd G. & Norah M. Thompson Memorial Scholarship – The Lloyd G. & Norah M. Thompson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 by Norah Thompson to honor the life of Lloyd Thompson, their relationship to Whitworth and their commitment to serving Christ. Reverend Dr. Lloyd Thompson Lloyd served as pastor of Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church in Spokane and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Whitworth Foundation. This scholarship is to assist students majoring in religion.
Forrest Travaille Scholarship – The Forrest Travaille Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Travaille family, of which two generations and eight members attended Whitworth, in honor of Forrest Travaille, '32. Forrest spent his life in Christian service and ministry, most notably as a missionary in Thailand. This scholarship is to assist students who have demonstrated interest in a lifetime of dedicated Christian and humanitarian service (i.e. ordained ministry, missionary work, lay Christian ministry, volunteer Christian service or other service activities).
Lowell & Geraldine Tyler Scholarship – The Lowell & Geraldine Tyler Scholarship was established in 2005 by Lowell and Geraldine Tyler. Lowell was a savvy investor and he and Gerry began investing in the lives of Whitworth University students in 1985, a legacy which they continued by establishing this scholarship.
Volwiler Family Scholarship – The Volwiler Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by Wallace and Lynn Volwiler to assist generations of students who, without this aid, would not otherwise be able to attend Whitworth.
Sue Voorheis Memorial Scholarship – The Sue Voorheis Memorial Scholarship was established by Peggy, '67, and Walter Johnson, '68, in memory of Sue Voorheis, '52, who died in 2008. This scholarship is to support students majoring in any field with proven interest and experience in ministry and/or church music.
William H. Waddell Scholarship – The William H. Waddell Scholarship was established in 2009 by Mary Waddell in memory of her beloved husband, Bill Waddell, '62. This scholarship aims to provide financial aid to students who desire to work in the service professions, such as teaching, ministry, healthcare, social work, or international service, in the U.S. or abroad, and who demonstrate community service work in high school, in their church, in outside projects, or in employment experience.
Waitsburg Presbyterian Women Scholarship in Memory of Dorothy Louise Kison- The Waitsburg Presbyterian Women Scholarship in Memory of Dorothy Louise Kison was established by Waitsburg United Presbyterian Church in memory of Dorothy Louise Kison, a pillar of the Waitsburg community.
George Weber Endowment for the School of Global Commerce and Management Department Scholarship – The George Weber Endowment for the School of Global Commerce and Management Department Scholarship was established in honor of George Weber, a well-loved professor of accounting and business at Whitworth for over 30 years. George is particularly interested in the field of business ethics and firmly committed to the integration of faith into free market business practices. This scholarship is for students majoring in business, MIM or OM who exhibit behavior and articulate interest in business ethics and the integration of faith and learning.
Carol Wendle Endowed Scholarship in Education – The Carol Wendle Endowed Scholarship in Education was established in 2000 by Chud Wendle andKristin Goffto honor their mother, Carol Wendle, a former member of the Whitworth Board of Trustees who has a passion for education. This scholarship is to provide aid for students majoring in education with the intent to become a teacher.
Whitworth Endowed Brass Scholarship – The Whitworth Endowed Brass Scholarship was established in 2008 by alumni and friends in recognition of retired music professor Richard V. Evans, who taught in the music department from 1976 to 2004. This scholarshipis awarded annually to the outstanding brass player who is majoring in music education.
Beulah Wilson Wilke Scholarship – The Beulah Wilson Wilke Scholarship was established in 1988 byBeulah Wilson Wilke, a woman who through her unselfish caring and generosity for others became known as the Florence Nightingale of Davenport, Wash. Beulah spent countless hours at hospital bedsides and ministering to the needs of widows and orphans. Upon her death, she dedicated the bulk of her estate to student scholarships
Charles L. Wilson Scholarship – The Charles L. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2007 by Charles Wilson, '53, who graduated with a double major in economics and business management. This scholarship is to support students attending Whitworth who come from a disadvantaged background.
Dale D. Wilson Endowed Scholarship – The Dale D. Wilson Endowed Scholarship was established in 1978 by Dale Wilson, a Davenport, Wash. farmer. This scholarship is to provide assistance to students majoring in agriculture, business administration, psychology, or related fields of study.
Shauna Winner-Pete Christensen Memorial Scholarship – The Shauna Winnter-Pete Christensen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Shauna Winner, '87, and Pete Christensen, '90, journalism graduates of Whitworth who each died in car accidents within a year of completing their studies and beginning their careers at weekly newspapers. This scholarship is to assist students majoring in communications who demonstrate a commitment to a career in the mass media.
Myrna Wittwer Memorial Scholarship – The Myrna Wittwer Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Myrna Wittwer by her family and friends. Myrna was a loyal member of Whitworth's computer center staff for nearly twenty years. This scholarship is to benefit female students who are pursuing studies in computer science or mathematics.
Alice Bernice Woodhead Scholarship – The Alice Bernice Woodhead Scholarship was established in 1987 by Alice Bernice Woodhead, '51, to financially assist a deserving Whitworth student.
David Wright Memorial Scholarship – The David Wright Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 to permanently mark Dave's contribution to the Whitworth University community. Dave served Whitworth University for twenty years as a member of the facilities staff. As Dave loved working at the Whitworth Aquatics Center, this scholarship is designated for students who use and benefit from the aquatics center.
Roland & Alice Wurster Scholarship – The Roland & Alice Wurster Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Roland Wurster and his wife, Alice. Roland was a beloved Whitworth professor in the English and education departments who worked at Whitworth College from 1957 to 1973. This scholarship is to support Native American students or students majoring in the humanities (language majors preferred).
Joanna Lynn Yinger Memorial Scholarship – The Joanna Lynn Yinger Scholarship was established by Artisan Industries, Inc. along with the help and generous support of family and friends in memory of Joanna Lynn Yinger, who was the younger sister of one of Artisan's cofounders. This scholarship is intended to assist students majoring in business, economics, biology, chemistry or physics and who are active in Young Life.