Tyler Butterfield Scholarship

Tyler Butterfield Scholarship


The Kappa Kappa Psi Tyler Butterfield Memorial Scholarship Fund is a scholarship created to celebrate the life of Tyler Butterfield and the impact that he had on his fellow musicians and the countless friends and relationships he made along the way.

Tyler started at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2016 and studied accounting. He was a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi (National Honorary Band Fraternity) and was a trumpet player in the Cornhusker Marching Band, Big Red Express and UNL Campus Bands. He served as a rank leader in the CMB and was a very supportive and dedicated musician who loved what he did and the music he performed.

On Oct. 26, 2018, Tyler passed away as a result of a car accident after attending a pep band event before a home football game. With the creation of this annual scholarship, we want to continue his legacy by rewarding students who are active members of the UNL athletic bands and who have demonstrated dedication, loyalty, supportiveness and encouragement of others: the same attributes that Tyler showed during his time at UNL.

The first-ever award of the scholarship was given in the spring of 2021 and plans to present awards annually. This scholarship is very special to all of the UNL band and the Kappa community, and we hope that it inspires others to follow their passions and never stop doing what they love.

The link provided takes you to the donation page. All donations go directly into the fund and are tax-deductible; 100% of the proceeds go towards future scholarship recipients. Your donations will help this scholarship to continue for years to come.