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Eligiblity & Selection

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

  • Be a resident of Nebraska  
    • Residency is determined by the institution where you enroll
    • For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school  
    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale
    • 83 on a 100 point scale
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
    • Nebraska Community Colleges - CCC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, SCC, or WNCC;
    • Nebraska State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000

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

  • Financial need 
  • Academic merit
  • Personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations
 

~ All completed applicants receive emailed decision notifications by May 1 ~

College Eligibility & Selection

 
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The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation responds to questions about college scholarships only. The Foundation does not respond to other inquiries.


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