Don Goodman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1989 by the Goodman family and friends to perpetuate the memory of Donald Goodman. Applicants must be WSCU Housing Department Resident Advisors and must have financial need. The Goodman’s want to continue Don’s commitment of support for college RAs and their positive development in leadership roles.

Don came to Western in 1962 as Coordinator of Student Activities. During his years at WSC, he performed many roles, including service as a counselor, advisor to the student government, administrator of the University’s discipline program, and taught psychology and sociology. He also worked with the students in caring for the "W" on Tenderfoot Mountain and in preparing for its annual lighting at Homecoming. He was an avid outdoorsman, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, and rafting. Don was the Director of Housing at the time of his death in 1984.

The message of encouragement that Don would have wanted communicated is
“Leadership is not power and control. It is caring and coaching.”

The quotes that capture the spirit of this scholarship are:

“There are no problems, only challenges.” “Everyone deserves a second chance, and a third chance, and a fourth chance, and a fifth chance”

Student hired as a resident assistant (RA)
Demonstrates financial need

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a current resident assistant?