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While completing community service/service-learning projects, students develop real-world skills that will help them succeed far beyond the classroom. Volunteering is an essential part of preparing students to "take responsibility as open minded, principled citizens in a global community." While participating, scholars have the opportunity to see first-hand just how much their work can have an impact on the world. When our scholars get involved in community service, they not only help others, they expand their worldview, develop empathy and leadership skills, and realize how their actions can have a positive impact. They also return to the classroom realizing how what their learning applies to the real world, which reinvigorates their passion for learning.

Susan Buffett was a staunch advocate of volunteer work and giving back to those in need, not only in her community but around the world. Through her generosity and commitment to helping others, you have benefited as a recipient of the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship. As a Buffett Scholar, we ask that you carry on Susan Buffett’s legacy by completing 1 hour of community service/service-learning. The following are stipulations of the community service requirement:

  • Only unpaid volunteer work counts towards your community service requirement.
  • Your one hour can be broken into smaller amounts of time and can be completed both in Lincoln as well as in communities outside of Lincoln (e.g. hometown, etc). Please be aware that commute time doesn't count.
  • For students who are already completing a practicum, requirements through greek life or community service through religious organizations, you will be able to count those hours towards this requirement. 
  • You will need to complete a form verifying your community service. This form will be available on the William H. Thompson Scholars Website at www.unl.edu/wht.
  • Describe your service-learning project. Include a description of the agency or organization you will be working for (i.e. what is their purpose? How big are they? What is their history? What is their mission? What are their goals?). What did you do?

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. NU ID

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* 4. Email Address

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* 5. Phone Number
Please use the following format: (402) 326-5946

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* 7. Point of Contact

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* 8. Name of the organization or location where you volunteered.

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* 9. Please provided the name and contact information for the person you made arrangements with for your volunteer work.

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