College Scholarships
Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

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
  • Plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges - Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • 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 in order to apply

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

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

Every applicant who completes an application receives a decision notification via email by May 1st.