Berkshire Hathaway/Buffet Foundation
Scholarship Name: Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation Scholarships
Description: You’ve probably never heard of Berkshire Hathaway (unless you are incredibly involved in financial planning and the stock market, that is), but you have likely heard of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world. In addition to being one of the best financial minds in the world, Mr. Buffet also set his sights on a number of philanthropic initiatives. His late wife Susan Thompson Buffet played a large role in ensuring that their fortune was used to help some of the country’s young minds get the education that they deserve, without the added worry of having to make ends meet. Open to high school and undergraduate students in Nebraska, the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation scholarships are worth up to $3,200 per semester, in addition to a $400 book allowance. This scholarship award is intended to cover any expenses that other forms of financial aid do not, essentially filling in the gaps between federal loans, personal funding, and other scholarship awards.
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Students, Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: More information about the scholarship, including more extensive scholarship criteria and access to the online application, is available at the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation website.
See Also: High Profile Scholarships
Scholarship Name: AT&T Scholarship Fund
Description: Through the AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of on the nation’s leading telephone service providers, children of AT&T employees can qualify for $2,500 in scholarships for college. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors for $2,500 for four-year college attendees and $1,500 for two-year college attendees. Scholarships are earmarked for students in the Dallas-area, where AT&T has its base of operations. Because of the limited number of scholarships available, there is a lot of competition for the AT&T Scholarships. The scholarship committee is looking for well-rounded candidates to grant scholarships – including those with high scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to community. Preference is also given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend college.
Awards per Year: Four
Award is Open to: High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: More information is available on the AT&T Foundation website, at your school financial aid office, and possibly at your parents’ place of work.
See Also: Scholarships based on Parent Affiliations, Prestigious Scholarships
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