About Willamette University

Student & Faculty Honors

Student National Awards

During the past decade, Willamette students and young alumni have earned more than 130 of the most competitive grants and fellowships in the country.

This is just a sampling of the awards they have earned since 2007:

  • 14 Fulbright Grant 
  •  7 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  •  6 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program
  •  5 James S. Kemper Scholarship
  •  4 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
  •  3 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  •  2 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
  •  2 Jacob J. Javits Fellowships
  •  2 Rotary Peace Scholarships & Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship
  •  2 Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  •  1 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
  •  1 EPA-STAR Graduate Fellowship
  •  1 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program
  •  1 John and Fannie Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  •  1 Morris K. Udall Scholarship

See a full list of winners at Student Academic Grants and Awards.

Faculty Honors

Willamette faculty frequently publish their research and creative projects as books or in academic journals, they are invited to speak or present their work at academic conferences worldwide, and they regularly receive awards for their accomplishments from organizations in their fields or in the community.

They also have earned numerous external grants and awards for their research, teaching or other academic work — nearly $7 million since 2005. A sampling of their awards can be found at the Office for Faculty Research and Resources.