Edmund Arthur & Helen Cavitt Smith Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Helen Cavitt Smith to honor her late husband, Edmund "Arthur" Smith and the work he did, along with the commitment by both of them to the study of political government and economy, this award is presented to a junior or senior Politics major, in good academic standing, who is considering pursuing graduate studies in political science, political economy and/or government.

Arthur began college in the 1930s, after enduring treatment for polio, earning a BA and a MA from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Arthur taught for 14 years at the University of Washington Graduate School of Social Work before moving to Dallas, Oregon, where he wrote a regular column called "One Man's Meat" for the weekly Dallas newspaper. Arthur died May 29, 1989.

Helen was a professional social worker, working in private practice until her retirement in 1973. Friends of Willamette University, Arthur and Helen Smith were married for 44 years.

Past Winners

2012-2013
Maxfield Peterson & Lauren Vermilion

2011-2012
Amy Mills & Amanda Beggs

2010-2011
Erin Bloom & Heidi Hall

2009-2010
Arianna Alibabaie & Ben Schreiner

2008-2009
Brett Dahlberg

2007-2008
Jessica Tissell
Ildiko Hrubos

2006-2007
Brenton Clark
Alexandra Frackelton

2005-2006
Dawn Albert

1999-2000
Courtney Gregoire
Joseph Scherer

2004-2005
Sarah Chalmers

1998-1999
Dustin Buehler
Jared Rieger

2003-2004
Lesley Meyer

1997-1998
Travis Brouwer
Alexis Walker

2002-2003
Katie Christensen

1996-1997
Matthew Hindman
Jennifer Heidt

2001-2002
Lynn Miyahira

1995-1996
Elizabeth Simson

2000-2001
Russell Bither-Terry

1994-1995
Malaika Eaton