The Sunshine Lady Foundation is a private family foundation founded in 1996 by Doris Buffett and funded through her generosity.
The mission of the foundation reflects the mid-western values and no-nonsense approach to decision-making that Doris grew up with in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1998 Doris initiated the first big Sunshine Lady investment, a grant to Clemson University for the start up Call Me Mister program, designed to increase the pool of available teachers from more diverse backgrounds, particularly among the lowest-performing elementary schools.
The mission of the Sunshine Lady Foundation is to invest in organizations and programs dedicated to providing opportunities for the advancement of education, well being and new life choices for disadvantaged people with special empathy for the working poor and families in crisis.
Investor Warren Buffett was Doris Buffett’s brother who this scholarship program was created in memorial for.
- Scholarship is not available to international students, U.S. only
Students in these study fields can not apply:
business investments of any type or grants to businesses
loans of any type, either personal or business
payment of medical debt or school loans
academic or scientific research
conferences, seminars or trips
environmental or animal protection causes
general fund-raising drives or events
religious organizations for religious purposes
However, this scholarship grant focuses on women who want to change their lives through education. Because of that, women who are not students or enrolled in any school can apply at any time.
Only female students may apply for this scholarship/grant program.
For individuals who have pride in their community and intend on creating great change for the well being and new life choices for disadvantaged people with special empathy for the working poor and families in crisis.
Only for women that have suffered from spousal domestic abuse.
Women who send in an application that have faced domestic abuse will be able to start a college career without paying out of pocket. That’s why this scholarship is also considered a grant.
How to Apply
The scholarship/grant program can be applied for through the link provided.
Contact through the email provided asking for a scholarship application, however, they foundation may end up reaching out to individuals first.
The reward will cover full tuition to an accredited university in the United States. The scholarship is seen as an investment from the foundation to the individual who deserves to have a higher education.
The deadline is each July 1st. For 2021 the deadline has already passed and the next deadline is July 1, 2022.
It takes only 2 months to review applications. Even if applications are sent passed July, applications will be respected and still viewed to either be accepted or not.
This is now an annual scholarship that started to become more of an annual scholarship 8 years ago. Every July is the deadline month.