The scholarship is in memory of Sharon Spears Borden, who was killed in a car accident in May of 1977, five years after she received her bachelor's degree in secondary education-math and two years after she received her master's degree in guidance and counseling.
To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient must be a current or incoming graduate student majoring in educational psychology and/or counselor education intending to pursue a career in education. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum six hours per semester and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. A committee composed of department graduate faculty and other appropriate representatives must interview and approve the recipients.Goodwin is a kindergarten teacher at Crossville Elementary School, where she has taught for 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in education from Tennessee Tech and will complete her master's degree in school counseling this summer. She later plans to complete the licensure program and become a specialist in education.