Omaha – The CPACS-based Goodrich Scholarship Program has selected 68 scholars for its 2014 cohort. These 68 scholars are ready for UNO and eager to begin their educational journey with the help and guidance of the Goodrich Scholarship Program; the Information Day celebrates their earning the Goodrich scholarship, it inaugurates their Goodrich membership, and most importantly, it shows them the many and different opportunities that Goodrich and UNO offer to meet intellectual, cultural, and emotional challenges. Many of these incoming scholars come from underrepresented populations, including those who are the first in their families to go to college.
Goodrich students get and stay connected with outstanding faculty and staff during their time at UNO. This level of attention to the scholar partly explains the program’s exceptionally high graduation and retention rates. On August 14, 2014, Goodrichers will meet here in CPACS for Goodrich Information Day which is the cornerstone program for the entering scholars. The Goodrich experience will begin again!
The Goodrich Scholarship Program is a nationally recognized and award-winning scholarship program and is an academic unit of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. In 1972, Nebraska legislature established the Goodrich Scholarship Program to provide affordable quality undergraduate education to bright low-income Nebraska residents who otherwise could not afford it; since then Goodrich has been making crucial differences for the good of Nebraska. Goodrich has produced over 1500 graduates, many of whom now occupy leadership and other productive positions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors of the economy. Goodrich was the first to win the prestigious University for Nebraska system-wide ($25,000) departmental teaching award. Goodrich’s award-winning professors, staff, and students continue to make Goodrich a place where students always come first.
One trait successful Goodrich scholars appear to have in common: they hunger for success in and outside class. The Goodrich Information Day formally welcomes each incoming scholar cohort to Goodrich, the home of resilient student success.