||Please review updates made to the Eligibility & Selection section to ensure you are an eligible candidate for this scholarship.
All applications for the 2013-2014 school year must be submitted online, starting January 1, 2013. More information can be found under our Scholarship Application & Requirements page.
The Susan Thompson 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 plus a book allowance of $500 per semester. For example, the maximum 2012-2013 scholarship amount was $4,250 per semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The amount of the scholarship is reviewed each year and adjusted accordingly to accommodate increases or decreases in college-going costs.
Scholarship amounts at each institution for the 2013-2014 school year are currently being calculated and will be posted soon.
- You must submit your application (including your Personal Essay, High School Transcript and Recommendation Requests) by March 1, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
- If you do not have your Student Aid Report (SAR) by the March 1 deadline, you may log back into your application and upload it by March 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. CST. This is the only document you can upload after March 1, and you must have already submitted your application in order to upload it after March 1.
- You must submit your requests for Letter of Recommendation with your application by the March 1 deadline, but your recommenders have until March 15 at 11:59 p.m. CST to submit their letters on your behalf. You can log back in to your application at any time to see if your letters have been submitted.
William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Communities
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has initiated the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Communities. Students who receive scholarships 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…
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