Falter brothers establish UNK scholarship to help others ‘receive a great education’

The Falter brothers had a great experience at UNK and have established a scholarship to help young people achieve their own education goals.
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Four brothers are making a difference at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and in the community of Creighton, Nebraska, by establishing the Falter “4” UNK Scholarship. All four brothers attended UNK when it was Kearney State College and credit it for the lasting impact it had on their lives.

“Our hope is that this scholarship will open the door to someone that wants to pursue the UNK life that might not have thought that was possible before,” said Shannon Falter.

The four in the name is the foundation of the scholarship:

  • Four Falter brothers established the scholarship: Dana, Rod, Shannon and Todd. They all attended Creighton High School and went on to graduate from UNK.
  • The four also represents that they established this scholarship “for” UNK.
  • The scholarship was established “for” the Creighton, Nebraska, community and extends into the Knox County communities.
  • The scholarship also helps students for up to four years, with an annual $5,000 scholarship award possible for renewal each year. Qualified recipients must be enrolled in the College of Business and Technology and meet the scholarship requirements.

“We chose the business and technology area for the scholarship not only because three of us graduated with degrees in those fields, but because over the course of our careers we have witnessed the importance of the continued emphasis on financial literacy and technology, regardless of what career you choose to pursue,” said Dana Falter.

The brothers are excited about giving students the opportunity to attend their alma mater.

“It’s exciting to know that we are creating a legacy and giving back to the community. It feels great!” said Rod Falter.

It gives the brothers the opportunity to give back to the students at Creighton High School and northeast Nebraska while promoting UNK.

“This scholarship really is about giving back to your community and helping younger people achieve success,” said Todd Falter.

Dana Falter’s hopes are that this scholarship “will assist students in creating their own memories and receive a great education like we did.”

To explore ways to help the University of Nebraska at Kearney please see the UNK support page. For information about establishing a student scholarship fund or other fund to support any area of UNK, please contact Lucas Dart at lucas.dart@nufoundation.org or 308-698-5272.

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