This is an AWESOME scholarship opportunity for Nebraska high school students as it awards significant funds and is renewable with a reasonable GPA expecation. It is also a LOT of work so be sure that you are eligible before you go to all of that work!

  • To be eligible you MUST HAVE:

    • Live in Nebraska and meet in-state residency requirements of the college you plan to attend

      • DACA, undocumented, or DACA eligible students are still eligible to apply

      • 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 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school

      • 2.0 on a 4 point scale

      • 77 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 a Nebraska public college:

      • NE Community Colleges - CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;

      • NE State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or

      • University of NE System - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO

    • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college

      • Note: You do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify

      • You must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000

If you qualify with the above criteria, click here for very important tips and information on completing your Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship application!