Welcome to the 2023-2024 Goodrich Scholarship Program Application Process

Application Instructions and Process:
You can now begin the application process. Each of the required steps are included below and they will become visible in your online account. Only after completing and submitting the steps below by February 1, 2024 at 5:00PM (CST) will the Goodrich Scholarship Program applicant file be complete and eligible for consideration. Eligible applicants with submitted online applications will then be invited to complete two additional steps: 1) to write a timed personal essay through University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Canvas and 2) to complete an interview. Applicants may either contact the Goodrich office by email at unogoodrich@unomaha.edu, or call 402.554.2875 with any questions.

Step 1.  Goodrich Scholarship Information Form.  The applicant must complete and submit the Goodrich Scholarship Information Form. Please complete this step FIRST.

Step 2. University of Nebraska at Omaha Application.  Goodrich Scholarship Program applicants must submit an Undergraduate Application for Admission to UNO by February 1. Applicants must follow the online instructions at http://unomaha.edu/admissions/undergraduate/ or call UNO’s admissions office at 402.554.2393 for UNO admission assistance. We will complete & verify this step upon notification by you that you have completed all steps of admission.

Note that Goodrich applicants must meet UNO admission criteria and be admitted to UNO prior to acceptance to the Goodrich Scholarship Program.

Step 3.  Official Reference Forms. Goodrich Scholarship Program applicants must submit TWO official reference forms (Applicants are responsible for sending through our application system via email and there is a specific online form with questions). Reference forms must be completed by teachers, counselors, employers or other professionals who are not family members or friends. Each applicant is responsible for following through with both references and verifying that the Goodrich Scholarship Program receives BOTH references by the deadline.  

Step 4. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Goodrich Scholarship Program applicants must establish financial need through FAFSA. To complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and follow the online instructions or call UNO’s Office of Financial Support and Scholarships at 402.554.2327.  Final verification of need for Goodrich is determined by the UNO Financial Support and Scholarships Office. Upon completing the FAFSA, applicants MUST provide Goodrich proof of completion AND processed Student Aid Index (previously called expected family contribution--EFC) through direct account upload, e-mail, fax, or USPS mail by the deadline. This information should be included in the FAFSA Submission Summary (formerly the Student Aid Report). To accommodate the application deadline and to enable Goodrich to preliminarily assess the applicant’s financial need, the applicant could complete the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Estimator online at Federal Student Aid Estimator | Federal Student Aid. All pages of this estimate must be printed out and submitted to the Goodrich Scholarship Program by the deadline.  

Note that the applicant must still complete and process all documents for the FAFSA before Goodrich can award any scholarship.

Step 5. High School Transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and College Transcripts (if applicable). The applicant is required to submit unofficial high school (or GED) transcripts by the deadline. Applicants must also submit any college transcripts, including dual enrollment, (if applicable) by the deadline. Goodrich requires ACT/SAT scores as well. ACT/SAT scores can be unofficial and can be included on the applicant’s high school transcript.

Note: Transcripts required as part of UNO’s Undergraduate Application for Admission process cannot be faxed and must be sent directly from the high school to Undergraduate Admissions. Goodrich cannot request transcripts from UNO’s Admissions Office

Step 6. Once all steps are complete, you MUST click the SUBMIT button to officially send your entire application file. NOTE:  This button will not be active until all documents have been received and the Goodrich Scholarship Program staff have indicated that the tasks are complete. You will not be eligible for the Goodrich scholarship essay and interview until all required steps are complete and you officially send your completed application file by clicking the SUBMIT button by February 1, 2024 at 5:00PM (CST). Eligible applicants with complete files will then be invited to write a personal essay and if completed, asked for an interview as final steps in the application process.  

It is your responsibility as an applicant to monitor the status of your entire application file and follow up with your references, individuals in your schools, and others to assure that all documents are received by the Goodrich Scholarship Program before the February 1, 2024, 5:00PM (CST) deadline. You can track the status of each task by logging into your account. 

NOTE:  Applicants who receive tuition scholarships including but not limited to Regents 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.

If you have any questions about the Goodrich application process, please call 402.554.2875 or visit our website at  http://goodrich.unomaha.edu/.


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