Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
Wendy Jackson Hall was a lover of animation, puppetry, and of life. An animator in her own right, Wendy enthusiastically promoted the art of animation and art in the life of the community. During her 10-year career, Wendy enjoyed success as a writer for animation journals, an independent filmmaker, a leader in the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), and above all, as a teacher of animation.
After Wendy earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, she worked in Hollywood for ASIFA Hollywood, and for Animation World Network. She then relocated to the Seattle area where she helped design and build the Hands-On Animation Laboratory at 911 Media Arts. Wendy taught animation to children and adults at 911 Media and at other locations in Seattle. Wendy also served as an artist in residence in a number of schools in the greater Seattle area. After moving with her husband to Bainbridge Island, Wendy started her own company, Animated Adventures, and focused on teaching animation to children, working in the schools, and running her own classes in the community.
Wendy is remembered by her friends, colleagues, and students for her abundant energy, generous spirit, creativity, and her amazing ability to inspire others, young and old, to take joy in the creative process and to discover their own potential. The Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship Fund was established in Wendy’s memory to support others whose creativity and love of the arts leads them to pursue an education in the visual arts and to share this love with the larger community.
In 2017, three Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarships were awarded to outstanding artists from across Washington State. These scholarships are renewable, allowing recipients to apply for a second year of funding.
Year 1: Eilie Soderquist
Cornish College of the Arts
Year 2: Lily Aksan
The New School: Parsons School of Design
Year 2: Naira Diptee
Florida State University
How to Apply
The Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship has its own selection committee and separate application process. (The 2018 application will be available in December 2017.) The applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior from a Washington State public high school
- Demonstrate artistic talent in the visual arts
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Show a love of the arts and a desire to encourage artistic endeavors within the general community
- Be accepted into the art program of an accredited four-year US college or university and intend to enroll as a full-time student in the academic year following high school graduation
- Provide evidence of financial need
“Thank you for your very generous scholarship that is in honor and memorial of Wendy Jackson Hall. It is a privilege to represent her legacy as I head into college to pursue my love for art and serving others.”
—Alaina Scheffer, 2014 & 2015 Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship Recipient