Seniors and Parents of Seniors! Need help paying for college? Scholarships are available through the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation for students who have financial need and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Please go to http://www.buffettscholarships.org/college-scholarships to begin the application process, which requires letters of recommendation as well as a personal statement. Please contact the LSE Counseling Center at 402-436-1304, option 3, if you have questions.
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.
To be considered for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:
The next application cycle will begin November 1. Application materials are due February 1. The FAFSA Student Aid Report is due March 15.
Application Requirements (all due February 1, except Student Aid Report):
• Complete online scholarship application
• Personal essay
• Official high school transcript
• Two letters of recommendation
• Copy of Student Aid Report (due March 15)