The William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community (TSLC) is a living/learning community for students who are awarded the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship at the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK).  The Thompson Learning Communities were initiated in 2008 at UNK, UNO, and UNL through a partnership between the University of Nebraska and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; the learning communities are named in honor of William H. Thompson, the father of Susan Thompson Buffett.  Students who choose to attend UNK become known as Thompson Scholars and automatically become part of the living/learning community.

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Thompson Scholars Learning Community logoWhile the Thompson Scholars Learning Community Program focuses primarily on the 1st-year and 2nd-year experience, the TSLC Program also provides services to 3rd-year through 5th-year Thompson Scholars. The TSLC Staff offers academic support and individualized attention to students so that they can achieve academic success, become engaged in campus life, and graduate from college.


Madison Clausen

“The Susan T. Buffett scholarship means everything to me. Without this scholarship, I would not have had the opportunity to attend UNK without taking out loans. By receiving this scholarship, it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders which allowed me to focus on my classes, leadership positions, work and family and friends. This scholarship gave me the skills and courage to step outside of my comfort zone and push myself to higher limits in school and leadership positions. From the move-in day of my Freshmen year, I knew I was in a very special and caring environment. The TSLC staff were always there to support me every step of my college career."

Madison Clausen