NDOT Announces the Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program


Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced the Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program, a new scholarship for individuals pursuing two-year
technical degrees in critical fields.

The Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program allows NDOT to invest in future generations of Nebraskans by providing competitive and practical options for long-term career success that also supports the state’s transportation system. This scholarship program will provide recipients the necessary financial resources to fund their education while also giving them the opportunity to gain real world experience by interning at an NDOT facility.

Those pursuing information technology, diesel technology, electronic systems/electrical technology, land surveying/GIS/civil engineering technology, drafting/design technology programs are eligible to apply for the program. Engineering programs with a transfer to a bachelor’s degree program will also be eligible.

Eligible expenses for selected individuals include tuition, books, fees, housing and equipment. Additionally, successful candidates will work in a paid NDOT internship and will be eligible to be reimbursed for travel mileage between their residence and their designated NDOT internship location. Upon completion of the program, there will be an opportunity for full-time employment with NDOT.

This scholarship is open to anyone pursuing or interested in pursuing one of the approved programs, including graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled college students, current NDOT employees and the public.

Eligible schools include, but are not limited to:

  • Central Community College – Hastings, Neb.
  • Iowa Western Community College – Council Bluffs, Neb.
  • Metro Community College – Omaha, Neb.
  • Mid-Plains Community College – North Platte, Neb.
  • Northeast Community College – Norfolk, Neb.
  • Southeast Community College – Milford, Neb.
  • Western Nebraska Community College – Scottsbluff, Neb.
  • WyoTech – Laramie, Wyo.
    More information about the scholarship and application can be found at
    Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on April 15, 2024.