The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
The Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students of Native American heritage who are residing in the state of Nebraska. Recipients must use the scholarship to attend an accredited community college, college/university, technical college/school or vocational school to pursue a degree or certificate program.
As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.
This scholarship honors Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his contributions to America’s Native peoples 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.
Opened: October 2012
Name: Joe Starita
Phone: (402) 472-8280
A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment fund the scholarships from the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund.