What is the Buffett Scholarship?
The Buffett Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program established by the University of Nebraska Foundation to help first-time freshman entering college who live in Nebraska and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is funded by a generous gift from the late Warren Buffett, a Nebraska native and one of the world’s most successful investors.
The Buffett Scholarship is designed to help students from Nebraska pursue their educational goals and provide them with financial assistance. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to first-time freshman entering college who live in Nebraska, graduate from a Nebraska high school (or GED) with plans to attend a Nebraska public college, and demonstrate financial need.
To be eligible for the Buffett Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a first-time freshman entering college in the fall semester
• Be a resident of Nebraska
• Have graduated from a Nebraska high school (or GED)
• Plan to attend a Nebraska public college
• Demonstrate financial need
In addition to the criteria listed above, applicants must also submit a completed application, including a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of their most recent tax return.
The Buffett Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and is based on a combination of academic achievement, financial need, and personal character. The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for up to four years of college. The funds are applied directly to the student’s tuition and fees.
The Buffett Scholarship is a great opportunity for students from Nebraska to pursue their educational goals and receive financial assistance. The scholarship provides a valuable resource for students who demonstrate financial need and are committed to their academic success. For more information about the Buffett Scholarship, visit the University of Nebraska Foundation website.