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Kimberly Rose Means Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship
Meg English
Thursday, December 20, 2018

2019 Kimberly Rose Means Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 to honor the memory of eleven-year-old Kimberly Rose Means, who died in a tragic car accident in June 1981 on her way to participate in the annual Freedom Run at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.

Kimberly lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation and attended the Little Wound School. She was a sweet, laughing child with a pure spirit that held an unrestrained faith in the hopes and dreams of herself and her people. The intensity of her belief is legendary among the proud people of the Great Sioux Nation — she died a young girl who believed in freedom and commitment to one’s dreams.

Among the Sioux people, Kimberly symbolizes all that is good and honorable. She knew that the price of a dream worth having is the cost of seeing that dream realized.


Be graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of a South Dakota Native American tribe or South Dakota tribal members who are returning to school after an absence.

Plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school.

Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Have participated in school and community activities (only applies to high school seniors).

Have the desire and ability to accomplish his or her goals.







Deadline: March 15, 2019

Apply online at