Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation Scholarship
Due February 1, 2021 by 5:00pm
Applications accepted until Feb 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm.
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to college students in Nebraska for over 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska, graduates of a Nebraska high school with plans to attend a Nebraska public college, and who have demonstrated financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates.
Online application process found at:
To be eligible for the Susan T. Buffett scholarship, you must:
- Live in Nebraska and meet in-state residency requirements of the college you plan to attend
- DACA, undocumented, or DACA eligible students are still eligible to apply
- For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers
- Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
- Achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
- 2.0 on a 4 point scale
- 77 on a 100 point scale
- Be a first-time freshman when entering college
- Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
- Plan to attend a Nebraska public college:
- NE Community Colleges - CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;
- NE State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
- University of NE System - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
- Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
- Note: You do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
- You must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000
All eligible applications are reviewed and scored. Selection is based on:
- Financial need
- Academic merit
- Personal essay
The 2021 application is available here: https://app.buffettscholarships.org
The requirements for the online application are as follows:
- Application forms
- One recommendation
- Student Aid Report
- High school transcript
- Essay- a 500 to 1000 word essay that addresses the following:
- Tell us about you, your life, your family and/or communities. (In your response, discuss people, communities/organizations, and experiences that have shaped your life and your values).
- Tell us about a time you worked hard to achieve something in school and why it was meaningful/what you learned. Additionally, tell us about a time you worked hard to achieve something outside of school and why it was meaningful/what you learned.
- Tell us why you want to go to college. How will this scholarship help you reach your goals?
- Consent form
The application deadline is February 1st at 5 pm CST/4 pm MST.