Volleyball interview - K-State
Dean of Undergraduate Education Amy Goodburn joins Ronnie Green to discuss the impact of the new Husker Scholars scholarship program funded by the athletics department and serving students who are not student-athletes.
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[00:00:01.783]Greg Sharp back
[00:00:03.047]at our Huskers Sports Network Studios,
[00:00:04.528]getting you ready for the Huskers matchup
[00:00:06.067]with Kansas State tonight up at Baxter Arena.
[00:00:08.183]Joined now by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor,
[00:00:11.625]Chancellor, great to have you with us as always.
[00:00:14.196]You and Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst
[00:00:16.612]have always worked closely on different projects
[00:00:18.885]involving the University and some priorities.
[00:00:20.950]You must be very excited about a new collaboration
[00:00:23.816]for scholarships for students at the University.
[00:00:26.509]What can you tell us?
[00:00:27.658]Well, Greg, great to be in Omaha tonight
[00:00:30.212]and to have the Lady Huskers playing in Baxter Arena
[00:00:33.605]against a great foe in K-State
[00:00:35.891]and against UNO tomorrow night, so excited about that.
[00:00:40.458]We do have a new collaboration that we're just starting now
[00:00:44.624]with Husker Athletics that's gonna benefit
[00:00:47.082]the greater University as a whole at UNL
[00:00:50.444]that we're very excited about.
[00:00:52.797]We announced about a month ago that we were adding
[00:00:56.853]to the collaboration that Athletics already does
[00:00:59.902]with the campus for a new $5 million per year
[00:01:03.674]scholarship program called Husker Scholars
[00:01:07.210]that we'll be instituting starting in next school year,
[00:01:10.673]so in the fall of 2018.
[00:01:12.995]We're very, very fortunate here that we're one
[00:01:16.263]of very few Athletics programs in the NCAA that operates
[00:01:20.427]in the black, that we're financially solvent,
[00:01:23.747]we have no debt, and we actually operate in the black
[00:01:28.428]with revenue coming back to the University.
[00:01:32.094]So about $20 million a year coming back
[00:01:34.857]into the University and we just added
[00:01:37.098]another $5 million to that for these scholarships.
[00:01:40.374]Couldn't be more excited about that.
[00:01:42.284]We're all about affordability and access for our students
[00:01:45.620]at the University and having this new collaboration
[00:01:48.454]is a big, big deal.
[00:01:49.993]We're very excited about it.
[00:01:51.555]And you brought a guest tonight,
[00:01:52.727]Amy Goodburn who's the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor
[00:01:55.183]and Dean of Undergraduate Education.
[00:01:57.226]Amy, great to have you with us here.
[00:01:59.114]The Chancellor mentioned scholarships.
[00:02:01.022]If there's parents out there listening
[00:02:02.706]to the broadcast tonight, they probably perked up going,
[00:02:04.683]"Wait, I need to hear about this a little bit."
[00:02:06.986]What can you tell us about this Husker Scholars program?
[00:02:09.575]Yes, we are really excited anytime we can find ways
[00:02:12.441]to create opportunities to expand access and success.
[00:02:16.016]The Husker Scholars is a brand new program.
[00:02:18.435]As Chancellor Green described,
[00:02:20.368]it starts in the fall of 2018.
[00:02:23.328]Nebraska Athletics has committed to contributing $5 million
[00:02:26.955]each year for scholarships.
[00:02:29.050]These are scholarships for students who do not participate
[00:02:32.319]in our intercollegiate athletics, so the majority
[00:02:34.891]of our students will be eligible for these scholarships.
[00:02:37.645]How can high school students make sure they're
[00:02:39.625]on track to gain admission to the University
[00:02:41.693]and be eligible to get a scholarship?
[00:02:44.746]Right, well, for prospective students,
[00:02:46.820]all they need to do is to apply for admission
[00:02:49.110]to the University at admissions.unl.edu
[00:02:52.404]and they will automatically be considered
[00:02:54.869]for eligibility for one of these scholarships.
[00:02:57.350]Even if your student or a student you know
[00:02:59.521]is not a high school senior,
[00:03:01.218]but is exploring college options,
[00:03:03.110]your student can just also visit the admissions site
[00:03:06.500]and make sure that you're on our contact list
[00:03:08.635]to learn more about the University.
[00:03:10.730]They can also learn about admission requirements,
[00:03:13.224]scholarship and financial aid opportunities,
[00:03:15.636]and meet our staff in Admissions and Financial Aid
[00:03:17.893]who can help you with questions.
[00:03:19.631]Senior years go so fast.
[00:03:21.249]We're just in September, but that year
[00:03:23.112]will just zip right by, so get on it.
[00:03:25.290]I know we just started the year,
[00:03:26.739]but it'll be next August before we blink.
[00:03:28.989]Well, we're just so excited
[00:03:30.554]about having the opportunity to touch more students
[00:03:33.378]with scholarship support.
[00:03:35.148]We're estimating this could affect up to 3000,
[00:03:38.003]maybe slightly more, of our student population
[00:03:41.054]on an ongoing basis which is a really cool thing
[00:03:44.121]to have that opportunity all coming
[00:03:46.750]from the benefit of Husker Athletics.
[00:03:48.908]So very exciting.
[00:03:50.258]Great to see you, Chancellor.
[00:03:52.037]Go big red.
[00:03:52.870]That us UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green
[00:03:54.055]along with Amy Goodburn, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor
[00:03:56.333]and Dean of Undergraduate Education
[00:03:58.391]at the University of Nebraska.
[00:03:59.962]Let's get you back court-side
[00:04:01.443]in Baxter Arena with John Baylor.
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