The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship was created in 2017 to support post-secondary education for American Indian students enrolled in a tribe and able to provide proof of tribal affiliation.
The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear’s struggle is one of perseverance and triumph over adversity. Chief Standing Bear’s exemplary traits can be admired and modeled by current day American Indian youth.
To apply the applicant must be a Nebraska resident attending any qualified, nonprofit 2- or 4- year college or university who can provide proof of tribal affiliation. Applicant must have maintained a 2.5 GPA.