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 140 credit hours or until graduation (whichever comes first) and a book stipend every fall and spring semester. The Goodrich scholarship is designed for full-time students at UNO only. Additionally, the program offers a UNO GenEd-related humanities/social science curriculum that emphasizes intellectual and cultural diversity at local and global levels. Goodrich programing 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 low-income Nebraska residents who qualify through the Goodrich scholarship application process.


Strategic Goals

The Goodrich Scholarship Program aligns itself with CPACS and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s strategic goals:

  • Be student-centered.
  • Maintain academic excellence.
  • Be community-engaged. 

Program GOALS:

• To provide scholars opportunities for sound and innovative educational experiences

• To enable scholars to connect with each other, with faculty, with the university, and with the community    

• To empower scholars to build strong positive self-concepts, and

• To equip scholars with skills that will enable them to assume leadership roles. 

Student Group

The Goodrich Organization! (GO!) welcomes all new Goodrich students. 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 Troy Romero (402-554-3466).         


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, in-person 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.

Scholarship Note

Applicants who receive tuition scholarships including but not limited to Regents, Chancellor's, Dean's and Buffett 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.


Goodrich Scholarship Program

University of Nebraska at Omaha

CPACS 123 Suite

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: (402) 554.2274