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"An important and riveting story of a 19th-century feminist and change agent…This rebel's dogged determination is something of a roadmap and definitely an inspiration to those trying to break through 21st century glass ceilings."—Chicagco Tribune
This scholarship honors Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his contributions to America’s Native people by helping American Indian students pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is granted by the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.
Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goals.
To qualify, an applicant must:
The application process is straightforward (see application form for details):
Submitting your application:
All parts of your application must be submitted together (in a single envelope) and mailed to:
Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship
3145 South 29th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, April 1, 2017. (See application form for details.)
If you have questions, please contact Joe Starita, Scholarship Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The painful, moving, inspiring, and important story of Chief Standing Bear has found a worthy chronicler in Joe Starita. This excellent book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the West, or of America.” —Ian Frazier, author of On the Rez and Great Plains
"This is a living, heartbreaking account of four generations of a Lakota Sioux family…A truly fine book rich in historical and personal detail of a family and a people."—The Boston Globe