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BFP Info Packet

BFP Info Packet

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Overview
The Bush Foundation is excited about and committed to supporting and developing more leaders who are better equipped and better networked to effectively lead change. These leaders think bigger and think differently about what is possible in their communities.  A Bush Fellowship is both a recognition of extraordinary achievement and a bet on extraordinary potential. The Fellowship provides individuals with opportunities to demonstrate and improve their capacity for leadership as they learn by doing. The work of the Fellowship is to blend opportunities for personal development with efforts to effectively engage with others to create positive change within their communities. Bush Fellows possess a vision for strengthening the common good within a region and are devoted to making that vision a reality. We seek leaders who have a demonstrated success record, an outstanding character and an active-learner mentality, who could benefit from intensive development through self-designed or academic programs.
 Applications for the 2015 Bush Fellowship Program are accepted July 29 through September 11 at noon Central.
 The Leadership Team welcomes your questions about the Bush Fellowship Program. For more information, please contact us at 651-379-2249 or Fellowships@BushFoundation.org. 
 
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Work of the Fellowship
Fellowship Experience
 The Fellowship is an opportunity for Bush Fellows to increase their capacity for leadership by pursuing learning experiences that will increase their knowledge and develop important leadership skills and attributes especially in the areas of:
 
Communication
 
Self-awareness
 
Creativity
 
Cultural competency
 
Cross-section leadership  A Bush Fellowship is intended to give Fellows access to learning experiences that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible. We expect the experience to result in Fellows having an even greater vision for what is possible and a stronger commitment to taking action.
Fellowship Structure and Use of Funds
 There are two ways to use a Bush Fellowship:
 
To start, make progress toward or complete an academic degree.
 
In a self-designed learning program where the learning experiences are chosen by the Bush Fellow, including conferences, classes, seminars, etc. Bush Fellows are awarded up to $100,000 to be used over 12 to 24 months. Fellows may maintain their employment during the Fellowship, but they also have the option of reducing or taking a leave from their employment. Bush Fellows have flexibility in how they use Fellowship funds to carry out the work of their Fellowship. Funds may be used for:
 
Living expenses
 that replace income lost from pursuing the Fellowship, either from a reduction in the number of hours employed, a leave of absence or the decision to quit a job.
 
Supplies, equipment, books and studio space
necessary to carry out the Fellowship.
 
Travel
necessary to carry out the Fellowship including moving expenses. Fellowship funds may also cover the travel expenses of spouses, partners and dependents.
 
Learning expenses
necessary to carry out the Fellowship, including:
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Tuition and fees incurred after the Fellowship begins for classes, workshops, seminars, conferences and executive programs

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