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Thompson Learning Community
Thompson Learning Community

What is TLC?
Students receiving a college scholarship from the Susan T. Buffett Foundation and attending UNO, are William H. Thompson Scholars. William H. Thompson was the father of Susan T. Buffett and served as Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Omaha University, which became UNO. The Susan T. Buffet Foundation and the University of Nebraska, beginning in 2008, are collaborating to provide Thompson Scholars a unique educational experience aimed at enhancing their academic success: participation in the Thompson Learning Community (TLC). This participation will connect you with other Thompson Scholars, with the TLC faculty, and with UNO.

TLC aims to make your transition to college and your entry into a major field of study as smooth and educationally rewarding as it can be. TLC will promote your academic success through common courses, academic workshops, and connections with faculty. Additionally, your transition will be supported through your relationship with other scholars, an upper-class UNO Mentor, social programming and other opportunities for you to connect with UNO.


The UNO Thompson Learning Community
The Thompson Learning Community (TLC) is designed to promote the academic success of UNO students receiving the William H. Thompson Scholarship. TLC provides Thompson Scholars a sequence of common courses, special activities, advisement, and other opportunities to connect with faculty and peers. It is an entry point to UNO, helping students transition from introductory courses to the major of their choice.


Buffett Foundation College Scholarships
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships for qualifying Nebraska residents with financial need to attend Nebraska State public institutions of higher education. Students who receive these scholarships will be called "William H. Thompson Scholars" in honor of the father of Susan Thompson Buffett. To apply, visit the Susan Buffett Foundation website.


For additional information TLC's mission statement or learning outcomes, please click on the following links:

Mission Statement

Student Learning Outcomes