National Scholarly Award Recipients

The College of Idaho has a higher percentage of alumni who have earned national scholarly awards than nearly any other college in the nation, including seven Rhodes Scholars.

RHODES SCHOLARS

  • Erling Skorpen (1954)
  • Ted Wills (1960)
  • Tom McFadden (1968)
  • Jim Roelofs (1969)
  • Michael Woodhouse (1987)
  • Adam Rindfleisch (1993)
  • Amanda Frickle (2012)

RHODES SCHOLAR FINALISTS

  • Steven Maughan (1985)
  • Heidi Bendorf (1995)
  • JuNelle Harris (1996)
  • Warren Withers (1990)
  • Barry Fujishin (1972)
  • Taylor St. John (2007)
  • Derek Erstad (2009) - finalist in 2008
  • Colleen Smith (2011)

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS

  • Michael Neville (1973)
  • Patrick Thompson Gillespie (1976)
  • Stanley Freeman (1977)
  • Zoe Ellen Rayborn (1982)
  • Tad Martin (1984)
  • Dan Semmens (1985)
  • Sarah Wallace (1985)

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

  • Janean Walsh Wilske (1956)
  • Loy Maugh Vail (1958)
  • James Weed (1960)
  • Margaret Burk Dietrich (1962)
  • Kathleen Von Bargen (1965)
  • Jane Gregory (1989)
  • Derek Schultz (1990)
  • Jana Bunderson (1992)
  • Kelly Bean (1993)
  • Stephen Lowman (2007) - awarded 2011

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWS

  • Rose Marie Holt McFarland (1977)
  • Kent Holsinger (1978)
  • Robert Cordova (1979)
  • Aimee Betts (1995)
  • Byron Shock (1997)
  • Joseph Rule (2001)

MELLON FELLOW IN THE  HUMANITIES

Steven Maughan (1985)

MARSHALL SCHOLARS

  • Nancy Miller Okimoto (1964)
  • Barry Fujishin (1972)
  • Taylor St. John (2007)

DANFORTH FELLOWS

  • Elden E. Jacobson (1958)
  • Jonathan W. Perry (1961)
  • Charles Rearick (1964)
  • Brent Fry (1973)

GOLDWATER SCHOLARS

  • Byron Shock (1992-93)
  • Virginia Garber (1994)
  • Karla Walker (1995)
  • David Muller (1996)
  • Aimee Betts (1996)
  • Joseph Rule (2000)
  • Derek Erstad (2009) - awarded 2007
  • Dannen Wright (2014)

WOODROW WILSON SCHOLAR

Robert Snider (1959)

TRUMAN SCHOLARS

  • Varina Van Veldhuizen (1984)
  • James J. Wonacott (1993)
  • Tyler Hatch (2013) - awarded 2012

NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLAR

Salomon Gomez (1985)

WHITTENBERGER SCHOLAR

Arzhang Fallahi (2000)

HERTZ SCHOLAR

  • Greg Mills (1993)
  • Joseph Rule (2001)

HAROLD BROWN FELLOW

Darcy Brown (1992 & 93)