For over 50 years, the Susan Buffett Scholarship has provided scholarships to Nebraska college students. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-year college freshmen who live in Nebraska, graduate from a Nebraska high school (or GED), intend to attend a Nebraska public college, and demonstrate financial need. Because there are only so many scholarships to go around, the Foundation can’t give money to everyone who wants it.
Selection & Eligibility
To be eligible for the Susan Buffett Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
- Live in Nebraska and satisfy the college’s in-state residency requirements.
- Students who are DACA, undocumented, or DACA eligible may still apply.
- Here is a list of phone numbers to call if you have questions about your residency status.
- Graduation from a Nebraska high school or acquisition of a Nebraska GED.
- In high school, you must have at least a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA.
- 2 stars out of 4
- 77 out of a possible 100
- Enter college as a first-year student.
- Students who earned dual enrollment credits in high school may still apply.
- Consider attending a public college in Nebraska:
- Community colleges in Nebraska include CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, and WNCC.
- Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State are part of the Nebraska State College System.
- NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO are all part of the University of Nebraska System.
- In order to attend college, you must be in need of financial assistance.
- You do not have to be a Pell Grant recipient to qualify.
- You must have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of less than $10,000.
All applications that are eligible are reviewed and scored. Selection criteria include:
- Financial requirement
- Academic excellence
- Brief responses
The following are the requirements for the online application:
- Forms of application
- One piece of advice
- Report on Student Aid
- Transcript from High School
- The answer section is brief. Answer each short answer promptly in 150-250 words. Prompts were published in November.
- Form of Consent