College Scholarships
Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

 » Scholarship Terms

All scholarship recipients receive the official scholarship terms in the Foundation's award notification email.  For more information, please refer to those terms or visit our FAQs and Forms pages.

Length of Scholarship

  • The scholarship renews every year for up to five years at a four-year college or up to three years at a two-year college; OR until graduation with a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • Students on scholarship may not drop out for a period of time and be reinstated as a scholarship recipient. 


Maintaining the Scholarship

  • Students must maintain at least 9 credits per term, maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of all terms, and must earn at least 18 credit hours or 27 quarter hours in each calendar year. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a probationary period. Two consecutive or three total terms of probation will result in the loss of the scholarship.
  • Students participating in the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community (TSLC) at UNL, UNK, and UNO must also participate fully in the learning community and adhere to all requirements within the learning community. Failure to meet learning community requirements will also result in the loss of the scholarship.


School Transfers

The scholarship may be transferred to a different Nebraska public university, college or community college as long as the student:

  • Has notified the Foundation in advance of the transfer 
  • Is in compliance with Susan T. Buffett Foundation, Learning Community, and institutional policies


Change of Personal Information

Every current scholarship recipient must notify the Foundation immediately of any change in name, address, phone number or e-mail. All correspondence is done via e-mail, so it is imperative that we have a current e-mail address on file.


The Foundation reserves the right to revoke a student's scholarship for violations of probation, failure to meet the programmatic requirements of the Learning Communities, and any other behavior that may result in temporary or permanent suspension from the student's college or university.