UM Rhodes scholar wins law school scholarship

Missoula, Montana (AP) 9-07

A Rhodes Scholar from the University of Montana has won the Charles M. Bair Family Trust Native American Law School Scholarship from the UM Law School.

Scott Bear Don’t Walk is from Billings and is an enrolled member of the Crow tribe. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books and some living expenses.

Bear Don’t Walk was named a Rhodes Scholar in 1993 after earning his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at UM.

Bear Don’t Walk studied modern history at Oxford University, then worked as a journalist for several newspapers. He earned an MFA in creative writing from New York University in 2007.

Bear Don’t Walk says he is returning to Montana to study law with the goal of making a positive impact on how American Indians live today.