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Dovie Juanita Miles Goodwin Scholarship

2020 Scholarship Application Closed


Dovie Juanita Miles Goodwin was a trailblazer in the field of education as one of the first Black teachers in the state of Utah. She was a dedicated community servant through professional organizations such as the American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mrs. Goodwin stressed the importance of education in all she accomplished and believed in helping others with their educational endeavors. This was exemplified by the fact that upon retiring from teaching, she continued to tutor students well into her ‘90s. She was the recipient of many awards, including Teacher of the Year (retired) and the 2006 Utah Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award.

The Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is committed to helping young people pursue their educational aspirations. This scholarship, named in honor of Dovie Goodwin, a charter member of the Greater Salt Lake Alumnae (formerly Ogden Alumnae) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was established to provide a qualified high school student with a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their educational endeavors. The recipient of this scholarship will be charged to carry on her legacy of commitment to education, academic excellence, commitment to education and community service. 
Scholarships are available to students attending a public, private, or charter high school within the state of Utah. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients must:
• self identify as African American
• have a grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) and,
• be enrolled in a full‐time program (minimum 12 credit hours) at an accredited college, university, or an institution of equivalent accreditation for the 2019-2020 academic year.
NOTE: Verification of enrollment must be provided prior to disbursement of scholarship funds.
NOTE: A Gmail account is required to upload documents to this application.
For more information about the Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and questions about the Dovie Juanita Miles Goodwin Scholarship, please contact Dr. Paula Smith at

Web site:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter
P.O Box 406, Kaysville, UT 84037