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College of Public Affairs and Community Service

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CPACS offers cutting-edge studies and creative activity in social work, criminal justice, gerontology, aviation, labor, adult continuing studies, and public administration. We educate the majority of Nebraska’s public service workforce and administrators, meeting critical social needs for our community and state.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is pleased to serve as the college’s gift and fund manager. All contributions go completely and directly to the area you designate. Funding is sought to meet student, faculty, program, and building priorities.

For information about supporting CPACS and the University of Nebraska, please check out the University of Nebraska Foundation website or contact Tessa Barney at (402) 502-4103 or tbarney@nufoundation.org.

Gift Options

  1. Give Now!Give Online - Click on the "Give Now" button to go to the University of Nebraska Foundation’s secure website.
  2. Give by Mail - Download the pledge card (in PDF format) and send it to the University of Nebraska Foundation, 2285 South 67th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68106-2809.
  3. Other Options – Visit with the CPACS representative at the University of Nebraska Foundation, Tessa Barney, Director of Development, by phone at (402) 502-4103 or by email at tbarney@nufoundation.org.

Priority Funds

Following is a list of priority funds for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. If you do not see the area you are interested in supporting, please visit the University of Nebraska Foundation website or contact Tessa Barney.

College of Public Affairs and Community Service Fund for Excellence

The CPACS Fund for Excellence helps meet the greatest needs of the college by providing crucial scholarship dollars to students in financial need, research awards to faculty, and travel support for students attending academic conferences, to name a few.

Public Administration Centennial Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity of School of Public Administration alumni, this fund provides scholarships to help attract and retain the best and brightest students in the country.

Public Administration Fund for Student & Faculty Support

The Public Administration Fund for Student and Faculty Support provides program assistance for research projects, student organizational support, guest lectures, and professional faculty development.

Criminal Justice Department Fund

The Criminal Justice Department Fund provides assistance to students and faculty for extraordinary needs of the department, including research, educational travel, publications, alumni outreach, and general student support.

UNO/UNL Criminal Justice Education Fund

This fund provides scholarships, fellowships, and travel funds to graduate and undergraduate students studying criminal justice.

Division of Continuing Studies Wounded Veterans Fund

This scholarship is awarded to selected candidates who meet the criteria for being severely wounded in combat as defined by the U.S. Military. This scholarship is open to military service members or veterans and their spouses, enrolled either part-time or full-time in the BGS degree program.

College of Continuing Studies Fund for Excellence

Gifts to this fund help meet the greatest needs of the Division of Continuing studies by providing scholarship support, student research awards, and lectureships.

Gerontology Development Fund

The Gerontology Development Fund provides support for Gerontology-specific program enhancements and professional faculty development.

Dr. Chuck Powell Memorial Lecture Series

This lectureship remembers the life and teaching career of Professor Chuck Powell. Gifts help the Department of Gerontology bring renowned experts and experienced professionals to UNO’s campus to enhance the education of students.

Goodrich Summer Scholarship Program Expendable Fund

The Goodrich Summer Scholarship Program offers scholarships for summer school when state support is unavailable.

Goodrich Textbook Scholarship Fund

The Goodrich Textbook Scholarship Fund will assist in purchasing books for students enrolled in the Goodrich Scholarship Program.

School of Social Work  

The School of Social Work Fund provides assistance to students including scholarships, course-related travel, and research awards.

UNO Aviation Institute Fund for Excellence  

A gift to the Aviation Institute Fund for Excellence helps meet the greatest needs of the program. Gifts may provide crucial student scholarships, help upgrade instructional equipment, or bring guest lecturers to campus, to name a few. 

UNO Aviation Institute NIFA Fund

A gift to this fund supports the University of Nebraska at Omaha National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) team.

For information about supporting CPACS and the University of Nebraska, please check out the University of Nebraska Foundation website or contact Tessa Barney at (402) 502-4103 or tbarney@nufoundation.org.

 

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