Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Applications are Closed
Check back in November 2017

Application Requirements

The Susan T. Buffett Scholarship application is open from November 1st to February 1st. The deadline for the application is February 1st at 5:00 p.m. CST/4:00 p.m. MST. Please use the link to access the application: 2017-2018 Online Application. Here are links to the tutorial videos on our YouTube channel:

Application Requirements and Checklist:

  • Online scholarship forms and signed consent form
  • Two recommendations
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • High school transcript Essay-
  • Please compose an essay (1000-1500 words) that helps us understand more about you and your life.

It is important that you address all of the following questions/topics throughout the essay:

  1. Why do you want to go to college?
  2. What are your goals and how will you reach them?
  3. Describe some of your strengths and weaknesses.
  4. How have you developed/learned from these?
  5. Describe your leadership skills & how you have demonstrated them in your life (community, school, job, etc.).
  6. How are you involved in giving back to others and/or your community?
  7. Tell us about an obstacle or challenge you have faced.
  8. Tell us about a time you worked hard to achieve something.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation responds to questions about the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award only. The Foundation does not respond to other inquiries.

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