Awards, Scholarships & Internships

Awards & Scholarships

Joy Lorraine Hayhurst Award

This award was established by Joy Hayhurst ‘84 to honor outstanding academic achievement and contributions by seniors to the Department of Art and Art History. Recipients are chosen by the faculty. They each receive a plaque to keep, and their names are placed on a permanent plaque in the Art Building.

Hallie Ford Art Scholarship

This fund was established by Mrs. Ford, who has been a Willamette University trustee for many years and a generous benefactor to the University. This is an academic scholarship for female art majors who are Oregon residents, with a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA. Recipients are chosen by the faculty.

Esther Wright Huffman Art Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Norman A. Huffman in memory of his wife, Esther, who taught art at Willamette from 1947 to 1951. It is given annually to an Art Studio or Art History major to be held during his or her junior or senior year. Recipients are chosen by the faculty.


Art and Art History students have many internship opportunities to take advantage of. Some recently completed internships include collaborations with:

  • Salem Art Association
  • Buzz Monkey Software
  • Independent Study with Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History
  • Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  • Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
  • Oregon Arts Commission
  • Salem-Keizer Public Schools