Mark O. Hatfield Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Antoinette Hatfield in honor of her husband, Mark Odom, class of 1943. This scholarship is given annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Politics who demonstrates outstanding academic ability, responsible performance, qualities of character and leadership worthy of emulation.

After graduating from Willamette, Hatfield spent time in the U.S. Navy, where he witnessed first hand the effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. After his discharge from the Navy, Hatfield earned a master's degree in political science from Stanford University.

In 1950, Hatfield returned to Willamette University to teach political science and serve as dean of students. Hatfield went on to lead a prolific life in public service, including eight years as the youngest person to serve as Governor of Oregon, and thirty years as a United States senator. Senator Hatfield retired in 1996, having never lost an election.

As Oregon's Governor - 1959-1967

Past Winners

2012-2013
Nathaniel Quinn

2011-2012
Laura Curtis & Elizabeth Calixtro

2010-2011
Liwu Gan, Edgar Mendez & Maxwell Mensinger

2009-2010
Heidi Hunt & Hanna Connett

2008-2009
Gregory R Alderson

2007-2008
Michael Dougal
Leah Sauter

2006-2007
Anne Gerhard
Sarah Tofflemire

2005-2006
Raino Isto
Katie Johannsen

2004-2005
Matthew Buehler

2003-2004
Kara Forsyth
Katharine D'Ambrosio
Hannah Meisen-Vehrs

2002-2003
Benjamin Peterson

2001-2002
Jarrod Howard

2000-2001
Lars Stringham

1999-2000
Maegan Lindsay

1998-1999
Erin Dougherty

1997-1998
Rayona Weber

1996-1997
Benjamin Worsley

1995-1996
Shaila Djurovich

1994-1995
Kara Ritzheimer

1989-1990
Edward Waggoner