School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Thomas A. Goodwin Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Requirements
  • Electrical Engineering seniors in power who show promise and persistence
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

Thomas A. Goodwin Sr. graduated from Washington State University in 1959 with a degree in electrical engineering.  He then worked as an electrical engineer for Grant, Chelan, and Lewis County Public Utility Districts until 1967, when he accepted a position with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam.  After retiring in 1980, he established Northwest Consulting Services to provide technical advice to electrical power producers.

Until his death in 1998, he provided his technical expertise in the diagnosis and maintenance of electrical generating facilities throughout North America, South America, and Europe.  Before entering college, he served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  In 1953, he married Alice Harmon, at that time a WAVE in the Navy.  The Goodwins raised six children, five of whom earned degrees at WSU.

Income from this endowment shall be awarded to seniors specializing in power engineering. The intent is to reward students who have shown both promise and persistence by helping them finish their degrees. The award may be for one or two years, as needed to complete a B.S. degree.

To Contribute to This Fund

If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
509-335-2197
danders@wsu.edu