Welcome to ScholarshipQuest! This free database contains over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships.

How it works

1. Click on the button above to access ScholarshipQuest.

  • If you’re already logged in, you will go straight to ScholarshipQuest
  • If you haven’t logged in, you will go to the MyEducationQuest log in page.

2. Complete your ScholarshipQuest profile.  

  • You will receive a list of scholarships that match your profile. 
  • Scholarships might include awards through your school, community or the college you plan to attend.  

3. ScholarshipQuest will save your profile if you log in to MyEducationQuest at least every nine months.

Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship

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 2014-2015 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.

All applicants must meet eligibility requirements and complete online application.

The Maximum Term Awards for 2014-2015 are listed below by school:


full time
three-quarter time
(9-11 hours)
half time
(6-8 hours)
quarter time
(3-5 hours)
MCC and SCC $1,200.00 $900.00 $600.00 $300.00
all other
community colleges
$1,800.00 $1,350.00 $900.00 $450.00
Nebraska State Colleges $3,700.00 $2,775.00 $1,850.00 $925.00
University of Nebraska $4,250.00 $3,187.50 $2,125.00 $1,062.50
NCTA $2,750.00 $2,062.50 $1,375.00 $687.50

ACE Scholarship

Authorized by the Nebraska Legislature in 2007, the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act (LB 192) pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with these institutions. High school students may apply for funding under this program by completing the ACE Student Application, which is reviewed by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) for award consideration.

To qualify for the scholarship, the student or student’s family must be approved to participate in one of the federal need-based government programs listed below or have experienced an extreme hardship that affects family income.

  • Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Special Supplemental Assistance Program (WIC)

The student must provide documentation verifying approval to participate in the program or of the hardship.

To apply for the ACE Scholarship click here.