Esther Ross American Indian Scholarship

The Esther Ross American Indian Scholarship is offered annually by The Umansky Law Firm to an American Indian law student that has achieved academic excellence on their path to becoming a lawyer and demonstrates a passion for defending the rights of the people. The $500 scholarship is available to enrolled members of a Federal Indian Tribe who are currently attending law school or have been accepted into law school. The scholarship honors Esther Ross, a tenacious and passion leader whose extraordinary perseverance helped obtain sovereign rights for her tribe.

Deadlines for the 2017 Esther Ross American Indian Education Scholarship

All application material must be submitted by December 20, 2017.

Applicant Essay

Please select from one of the following three questions for your application essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.

1) How has your race affected your pursuit of higher education?

2) How has a famous Native American leader inspired you to succeed?

3) How will you help the Native American community in the future as a lawyer?

All applicants should also include a separate statement of why they should receive this scholarship and how it will help them. This will not be counted towards the essay.

Applicant Requirements

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a Federal Indian Tribe and current student at an accredited U.S. law school.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Applicants must submit their application, essay and an official copy of their transcript, application and essay by December 20, 2017 to:

The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E. Michigan St
Orlando FL, 32806

How to Apply

To apply, please download the attached word document.


Terms and Conditions

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a Federal Indian Tribe and a current student attending an accredited law school or have been recently accepted to begin studying at an accredited law school. All scholarship funds will be dispersed to the recipient within 30 days of being awarded their scholarship. The scholarship recipient is determined by a selection committee at The Umansky Law Firm. All decisions of the selection committee are final. The Umansky Law Firm is not responsible for technical issues which prevent applications from being submitted or considered.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: We will not sell, share, or distribute the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The recipient of The Umansky Law Firm Education Scholarship will be determined by a committee set up by The Umansky Law Firm. The selection committee is not influenced by race, gender, nationality, sexual preference or any criteria other than the listed application requirements.