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The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Eligibility & Selection Scholarship Application FAQs Application Requirements Maintaining Your Selection
  Please review the Eligibility & Selection section to ensure you are an eligible candidate for this scholarship.

All applications for the 2014-2015 school year must be submitted online.

The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (15 credits) at that institution. For example, the maximum 2013-2014 scholarship amount is $4,250 per semester at the University of Nebraska schools. The amount of the scholarship is reviewed each year and adjusted accordingly to accommodate increases or decreases in college-going costs.

The Maximum Term Awards for 2013-2014 are listed below by school:

  full time
three-quarter time
(9-11 hours)
half time
(6-8 hours)
quarter time
(3-5 hours)
MCC and SCC $1,200.00 $900.00 $600.00 $300.00
all other
community colleges
$1,800.00 $1,350.00 $900.00 $450.00
Nebraska State Colleges $3,700.00 $2,775.00 $1,850.00 $925.00
University of Nebraska $4,250.00 $3,187.50 $2,125.00 $1,062.50
NCTA $2,750.00 $2,062.50 $1,375.00 $687.50


For Students Attending UNO, UNL & UNK
William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Communities

The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has initiated the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Communities. Students who receive the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship from the Foundation and will be attending UNO, UNL or UNK will be part of this Learning Community. However, the application materials are the same as for all other students. More…

The Buffett Foundation responds to questions about college scholarships ONLY. We will not respond to any other inquiries.