About Susan Buffet Foundation
Private grant-making organization The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is situated in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. We strive for a future in which every woman has control over her reproductive system and all reproductive choices are respected and treated with dignity.
As part of their policy, assistance is also given to governments that can continue to deliver services in unstable environments and to humanitarian groups that integrate comprehensive SRHR into relief efforts.
For more than 50 years, the Susan T. Buffett Foundation has given scholarships to college students in Nebraska. First-time freshmen attending college who reside in Nebraska, graduate from a Nebraska high school (or GED), have plans to enroll in a Nebraska public college, and exhibit financial need are given scholarships on a competitive basis. The Foundation regrets that due to the limited amount of scholarships available, not all qualified applicants may receive prizes.
If you want to be considered for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship, you must:
- You must be a resident of Nebraska and satisfy the in-state residency requirements of the college you intend to attend. Undocumented, DACA-eligible, or DACA-eligible students may still submit an application. you can use list of contact numbers to check if you are a resident.
- either complete high school in Nebraska or obtain a GED there
- Obtain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.0 in high school.2.0 on a scale of 1 to 4, 77 out of a possible 100
- Being a first-year freshman in college; High school students who take dual enrollment courses are still able to apply.
- Consider enrolling at a public college in Nebraska: CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC are examples of NE Community Colleges. NE System University: NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
- you require financial aid in order to attend college
Note: To be eligible, you do not have to be Pell Grant eligible. Your expected family contribution (EFC) must be less than $10,000.
Every eligible application is looked over and graded. Selection is determined by:
- need for money
- quality in academics
- Short responses
On November 1, 2022, a link to the 2023 application for the 23–24 academic year will be made available here.
The following criteria must be met to submit an online application:
- fillable applications
- recommendation paper
- Education Aid Report
- High school diploma
- short chunk of answers. Answer each of the brief questions in between 150 and 250 words. Nov. prompts were published.
- Form of consent
Prior to 5 p.m. CST on February 1, 2023, applications must be submitted.
SAR & FAFSA
In order to be eligible for a Susan T. Buffett Scholarship, you must:
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022–2023;
- Obtain your Student Aid Report (SAR) for 2022–2023; and
- When submitting your scholarship application, upload your 2022–2023 SAR.
Your SAR will be sent to you once you submit the FAFSA, and you must upload it to the application by the deadline of February 1 at 5 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. MST.
The FAFSA for 2022–2023 becomes accessible on October 1. To ensure that you have enough time to obtain your SAR and include it in your scholarship application before the deadline, it is essential to finish the FAFSA as early as possible. Visit studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa for more details about submitting the FAFSA.
Step 1 is to finish the FAFSA.
a. Obtain an FSA ID:
You must an FSA ID in order to submit the FAFSA online. If you are a dependent student, you must have an FSA ID as well as your parent or legal guardian. Visit FSAid.ed.gov if you like.
b. Complete the FAFSA:
The FAFSA is accessible on the MyStudentAid mobile app and at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You and/or your parent/guardian must utilize 2020 taxes on the 2022–2023 FAFSA. Although it may take longer during busy periods, the FAFSA typically processes in 3 to 5 days. Go back to the FAFSA website and log in as a returning user to monitor the progress of your application.
Stage 2: Obtain the SAR
After the government has processed your FAFSA, which normally takes 3 to 5 business days, you will receive your SAR. At busiest times, processing could take longer.
- You will be notified by email when your SAR is ready if you submitted your FAFSA online. Log in as a returning user at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and choose “View Your Student Aid Report.” Save the SAR as a PDF after that.
- You will get a print copy of your SAR in the mail if you submitted your FAFSA as a PDF or paper form. Plan ahead and provide more time because this process will take longer. The paper SAR must be scanned and saved as a PDF.
To ensure that your SAR contains:
Ensure the following is in your SAR:
- 10 or more pages
- between 2022 and 2023 (Only the SAR for 2022–2023 will be considered.)
- Expected Family Contribution actually having a value of 0 or higher (EFC)
(The SAR will not be accepted until the EFC has been rectified if it is empty or only contains a * or C.) For assistance, speak with your high school counselor.)
Step 3: Upload the SAR
Login to your scholarship application, go to the Student Aid Report page, and upload the PDF of your SAR. You need to upload your SAR and complete the entire scholarship application by the February 1st before 5 pm CST/4 pm MST deadline.
Change in Financial Situation
If your family’s financial situation changed significantly this year, compared to what is reflected on your federal income tax return, you will need to:
- Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA;
- Contact the financial aid office of the college you plan to attend and ask to file a special circumstance appeal;
- Let us know you are filing an appeal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Upload a valid SAR to your scholarship application by the 2/1 deadline (even if you are still waiting on your appeal).
If you cannot complete the FAFSA due to your citizenship status, please contact us at email@example.com.