University of Nebraska at Kearney

Support the University of Nebraska at Kearney

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to being one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions. At the heart of the Kearney community, UNK offers excellent education, scholarship and public service.

Gifts to UNK through the University of Nebraska Foundation ensure that students have access to quality higher education and the resources to succeed and complete their degrees. UNK students thrive in an academic atmosphere that offers challenging course work, supportive faculty and numerous opportunities for involvement on a beautiful campus.

Change lives and save lives.

In the midst of this COVID-19 public health crisis, our mission has never been more clear or more critical. Join us in the fight by assisting students impacted by the crisis.

University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund

The University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund was created to help support students and employees on all four campuses who are now facing sudden financial hardship due to crisis situations such as last year’s flooding, personal hardship and now the current cancellation of on-campus classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education takes a backseat for students who are food insecure or unable to pay housing and other expenses. Many don’t know the status of their employment, and many will return home for the rest of the semester. For some students, this is a life-altering crisis.

Please, if you’re able, consider a gift to the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance fund to help at-risk students in our university family.

UNK Big Blue Cupboard

UNK’s Big Blue Cupboard serves UNK students and employees suffering from food insecurity in a non-judgmental, dignified, welcoming, on-campus environment.


UNK Student Crisis Scholarship Fund

In 2013 Chancellor Doug Kristensen created the UNK Crisis Scholarship Fund. Your gift to the Crisis Scholarship Fund will help students facing a significant hardship reach their goal to graduate.


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When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.