Harold J. Goodro Endowed Scholarship

The Harold J. Goodro Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student studying Outdoor Recreation Studies in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The scholarship is intended to recognize students who demonstrate a willingness to pursue new challenges and adventures in outdoor recreation, an interest in protecting the wilderness and the environment, and an interest in leadership skills in skiing, rock climbing, mountain climbing, backpacking or backcountry camping. The applicant should also display enthusiasm and have an adventuresome personality toward the wilderness while showing compassion, kindness and care for others who use the natural environment, as well as modesty concerning personal achievements. Priority will be given to students with experience in parks, recreation and tourism and who have been active in a professional parks, recreation, tourism, or leisure organization at the local, state, regional and/or national level. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 15 credit hours in Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

About the award:
This award was established in 1994 by Harold Goodro and continues to serve in his memory. In addition to being a long-time ski instructor and working ski patrol at Alta, Harold taught outdoor adventure programming and environmental awareness education at the University of Utah from 1974 to 1996. His enthusiasm and dedication to quality teaching brought him international acclaim as an outstanding adult instructor in the State of Utah. He pioneered climbing routes in the Wasatch Range, including Goodrow’s Wall in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and climbed and skied all over South America, Europe and Africa. The outdoor skills courses that he developed eventually became the U’s Natural Resources Learning Program, now known as the Experiential Learning and Outdoor Recreation Education Program (U-EXPLORE).