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Buffet Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsored by Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation

Scholarship Value: $5,550
Awards Available: 5
Award Deadline: Feb 01, 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

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.

To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

1) Be a resident of Nebraska

A) Residency is determined by the college where you enroll

B) For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers

2) Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED

3) Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school

A) 2.5 on a 4 point scale

B) 83 on a 100 point scale

4) Be a first-time freshman when entering college

A) Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply

5) Plan to attend a Nebraska public college:

A) Nebraska Community Colleges - CCC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, SCC, or WNCC;

B) Nebraska State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or

C) University of Nebraska - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO

6) Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college

A) Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify

B) Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000

All eligible applications are reviewed and scored. Selection is based on:

1) Financial need

2) Academic merit

3) Personal essay

4) Strength of recommendations

Go to Scholarship Application