Goodrich Scholarship Program

The Goodrich Scholarship Program, established by the Nebraska legislature in 1972, is an academic unit of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The program offers a merit-and-need-based scholarship for Nebraska residents who qualify through the Goodrich scholarship application process. The program provides financial aid in the form of tuition and general fees for up to 135 credit hours or until graduation (whichever comes first). The Goodrich scholarship is designed for full-time students at UNO only. The program offers a special humanities/social science curriculum (which is also a part of UNO's General Education Curriculum); this Goodrich curriculum emphasizes intellectual and cultural diversity at local and global levels. Goodrich programming includes a comprehensive menu of academic and non-academic support services and activities that enhance or advance student success. 


The mission of the Goodrich Scholarship Program is to offer affordable quality undergraduate education to eligible low-income Nebraska residents who qualify through the Goodrich scholarship application process.

Other Information

Strategic Goals

The Goodrich Scholarship Program's strategic goals are consistent with CPACS and the University of Nebraska Omaha’s strategic goals of being student-centered, academic excellence-centered, and community-engaged.

Program Goals

  • To provide scholars opportunities for sound and innovative educational experiences;
  • To enable scholars to connect with each other, with faculty/staff, with the university, and with the community at large;
  • To empower scholars to build strong positive self-concepts -- and
  • To equip scholars with skills that will enable them to assume leadership roles.

Scholarship Note

Applicants who receive tuition scholarships, including but not limited to Regents, Chancellor's, Dean's and Buffett Foundation, cannot combine or stack any of those awards with a Goodrich scholarship. For more information about stacking scholarships, please contact UNO's Office of Financial Support and Scholarships at 402.554.2327.

Student Group

The Goodrich Organization (GO!), Goodrich's student body, opens up leadership opportunities. GO!’s many activities include fundraising and community engagement with organizations such as P4K and BBBS. For suggestions or more specific GO! information, contact GO! faculty adviser Stevie Seibert Desjarlais at 402.554.6302.


Goodrich Scholarship Program
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: 402.554.2274



Goodrich uses a composite of selection criteria to evaluate both merit and financial need. Criteria include the individual’s application data, financial analysis, academic record, interview, English Placement/Proficiency Exam (EPPE), personal life-experience essay, and references. Note that applicants who will have earned more than 31 college credits by May of the application year are not eligible. For more information, contact the Goodrich Scholarship Program.