The Gladys D. Goodson Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds from the Gladys D. Goodson estate. Gladys Goodson was born in Thayer County, Nebraska, in 1912, and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1931. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked in nursing homes and hospitals in Illinois until her retirement. Gladys established this scholarship to help students from Nebraska obtain nursing degrees.
To apply, you must be a graduating senior from any high school in Nebraska or be a current college student attending a college or university in Nebraska. The applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing and plan to attend any accredited college or university in Nebraska, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Recipients of this award can reapply in subsequent years provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria listed above. High school or college transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and the first page of your FAFSA report are required with application.