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The John Webb Goodlett Scholarship Foundation

In 1961, John Webb Goodlett, a DHARA member and former lifeguard, was sailing around the world on an educational voyage aboard the newly christened brigantine Albatross. In May, the craft hit a heavy squall and was swamped. Goodlett stayed aboard the sinking vessel to cut loose a lifeboat containing several crewmates. Because of his heroic effort, they survived and he did not.

That year, the Board of Directors of DHARA started an award program in John’s name to honor Dominion Hills members, young men and women,who demonstrated unusual leadership, extraordinary citizenship and sportsmanship.The award program existed for more than 30 years with 59 young members being recognized for their contributions to the Association.

On October 18, 1999, the parents of JohnWebb Goodlett established a Memorial Scholarship Foundation Trust Fund to carry on the tradition of recognizing young men and women members of DHARA who demonstrated contributions to the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association and the larger community.This Foundation Trust Fund is operated and maintained by the Board of Directors.The President of DHARA serves as Trustee of the Foundation.

There have been 33 scholarship cash awards made since the Foundation Trust Fund was established;16 awards to young men and 17 awards to young women to assist with their higher education expenses.

All DHARA members are encouraged to nominate exemplary candidates.To do so, please fill out this form with additional comments attached if needed, and mail it to DHARA, P.O. Box 5643, Arlington,VA 22205, by July 15th of the current year.