Foundation Fellow Charlie Wright and his wife, Suzy, created the Standing Bear Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for Native American students at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Bar Foundation Fellow Allen Overcash and his wife, Ginny, gave a generous gift to the fund to further the legacy. This fund is in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear whose name and deeds commemorate the importance of the basic human rights guaranteed under our Constitution.
Regularly enrolled members of federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible for resident tuition under the policy of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents when awarded the Standing Bear scholarship. Each recipient must be admitted as a full-time student of the University of Nebraska College of Law and have earned an undergraduate degree.
Recipients are expected to complete a prescribed course of study and graduate, use their education to address issues of importance to their heritage and develop leadership skills.
Past recipients include Kate (Quinn) Martz, attorney at Baylor Evnen, Lincoln; the Hon. Andrea Miller, Scottsbluff, District Court Judge, 12th Judicial District; and Jennifer Bear Eagle, in-house counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Legal Department, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.