2018-2019 Edmund White Bear Sr. Indian Law Scholarship



In Honor of Edmund White Bear, Sr.
Kuu’ Nuxitwan’u (Bear Going Around)


Edmund White Bear, Sr. (March 31, 1942-June 30, 2002) was a member of the Arikara Tribe of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.  He was a social and political leader who dedicated his adult life to improving the future of Indian people by improving their access to a quality education.  In pursuit of that goal, he served on the White Shield School Board for 15 years, the North Dakota School Board Association, and provided years of support and guidance to the Fort Berthold Community College.  Edmund was also a member of the Old Scouts Society.  Edmund was a quiet man of deep conviction and focus. He was committed to his culture, his family, and his fellow tribal members.


The Edmund White Bear, Sr. Scholarship is given annually in honor of Edmund White Bear, Sr. and his family.  The amount of the annual award is a need and merit-based scholarship of $1,000 per year, offered to first-, second-, or third-year Indian law students who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership qualities.  Students must be enrolled members of any state, federal, or Canadian-recognized Indian tribe and attend an accredited law school in Minnesota.  The scholarship may be awarded to the same applicant in subsequent years, provided the applicant has maintained a minimum of 3.0 (or equivalent) grade-point average during the previous scholarship year.

If you are interested in applying for the Edmund White Bear, Sr. Scholarship, please contact Sarah Phemister at sphemister@thejacobsonlawgroup.com or 651-644-4710 for an application form. Then submit the form along with the following information by September 30, 2018 to Joseph Halloran at: jhalloran@thejacobsonlawgroup.com

  • Brief cover letter;
  • Personal Statement of no more than two pages;
  • Two letters of recommendation; and
  • Copy of most recent transcripts.