Joshua A. Goodwin Scholarship
The Joshua A. Goodwin Scholarship was established to support students passionate about helping others and making a difference in this world. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”. Joshua Goodwin was a Solano Community College student who passed away at a young age. He enjoyed helping others and wanted to make a positive impact to the lives of others. His family established this scholarship to keep his memory alive, and to fulfil Joshua’s dream of helping others.
To qualify for this scholarship, the student must be an SCC student enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) semester units, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; or first time college must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Also, the recipient must have an unmet financial need; verified by the SCC Financial Aid Office.
Supplemental Questions. Please create a one page essay and include the answers to the following questions: After reading the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson in the scholarship description, what is your purpose/goal for attending college?
What volunteer activities have you engaged in to help others or promote a cause? Have you helped others overcome challenges; and if so please describe?
How will attending college allow you to make a difference in another person’s life and help you obtain a life well-lived?