The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation offers scholarships to those who live in Nebraska and have completed their higher school graduation or entered their college with a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The applicants must have a plan to attend public college and need financial assistance from a low family income, i.e., below $10,000. Students have to answer some simple questions, tell about themselves, their lives, their family and communities, share their achievements, etc. The scholarship will bring a good opportunity for students to pursue their education.
The selection of the scholarship winners will be based on the applicant’s financial need, academic merit, short answers where they will tell about themselves and other related questions, and recommendations. The selected applicants will receive a scholarship amount worth $196.88-$5,500, varying with different colleges and universities. The amount received by the winner will be used for their educational purposes, such as tuition fees, books and other materials, and other related expenses. This will help students to pursue their education and manage their semester fees, which will increase their financial concern, and with that, they will be able to focus more on their studies.
The Foundation was established in the year 1964, and it works on women’s health and nuclear disarmament and is one of the largest global supporters of sexual reproductive health. They are working towards a world in which every woman controls her reproduction, and all reproductive decisions are treated with dignity and respect. As it is located in Nebraska, they have been providing scholarships to students for over 50 years.
Check out the brief information provided here:
|Organization||Susan T. Buffett|
|Education Level||High school graduates and entering freshmen in college|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||February 01, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- Live in Nebraska and meet in-state residency requirements of the college they plan to attend
- Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
- Achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
- Be a first-time freshman when entering college (students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply)
- Plan to attend a Nebraska public college
- Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college, expected family background below $10,000
For more detailed information about this scholarship, applicants must check the eligibility criteria and FAFSA & SAR.
How to Apply?
Students who are eligible for this program should create an account or if already created they must enter using their login credentials and fill out the application form properly. With the application, the applicant must add a recommendation letter including their full name, title, email, and phone number, a student aid report, high school transcript(including full name, date of birth, and high school name, their cumulative unweighted GPA, high school coursework with grades, current work in progress.), and short answer questions describing themselves, their family and/or their communities their response, discuss people, communities/organizations and experiences that have shaped their lives and their values, also describing a time they worked hard to achieve something in school or outside of the school and why it was meaningful/what they learned. Additionally, tell them why you want to go to college and how this scholarship will help them reach their goals. And a consent form for using their all details for consideration.
Students can have a look at this short answer video to get a better understanding.
Applicants should start applying for this program and send their entries here.
The applicants will be selected for these scholarship awards on the basis of their financial need, academic merit, their short answers, and their recommendation letter. The selected winners will receive award amounts varying between $196.88-$5,500 for different colleges and universities in Nebraska for a different time period. The amount will help students in managing their education-related expenses such as tuition fees, books and other materials, and other required fees. This will help those students who belong to low-income family backgrounds to pursue their education and achieve their goals in order to make a successful life. The scholarship will encourage and motivate students to build their careers without having more financial concerns.
The eligible applicants who want to apply for this scholarship and are in need of financial assistance should submit their entries before February 01, 2022. Delayed entries for this program will not be taken under consideration.