February 26, 2024

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, and 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
  • Recommendation
Application Requirements

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