New Thompson Scholars Welcome Letter

Spring 2024
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Welcome, UNK Thompson Scholar!

Congratulations on receiving the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) Scholarship at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) beginning fall 2024! As a Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship recipient, once you accept your scholarship, you automatically become a member of the Thompson Scholars Learning Community, or TSLC. The Thompson Learning Communities, which are funded by the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation at UNO, UNL, and UNK, were named in honor of Susan Thompson Buffett’s father, William H. Thompson.

With the addition of the new scholarship recipients, there will be about 350 Thompson Scholars enrolled at UNK this fall; students are provided support services and opportunities based on their year on scholarship. The TSLC program focuses heavily on the first year at UNK when students are making a transition to college. The UNK TSLC website includes information specifically for new Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship recipients.

Now that you have accepted the scholarship, please review the following details related to connecting you to our learning community, attending TSLC UNK New Student Enrollment (NSE), and housing at UNK:

You are welcome to email us with your questions at The UNK TSLC staff is excited to connect with you this summer and to welcome you to our UNK Thompson Scholars family.