The Bush Foundation, in conjunction with the NDSU Extension Service, has begun making Bush Fellowships available to elected and governmental officials who want to enhance their leadership skills and help overcome their communities toughest problems.
Through a partnership with GTS Educational Events (formerly known as Government Training Services), elected officials and appointed governmental officials at a policymaking level are eligible to apply to the new Bush Fellowship program. The opportunity is available to individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native American nations that share geography with those states. GTS will oversee the selection process on behalf of the Bush Foundation.
The grant funding ranges from $25,000 to $75,000.
A Bush Fellowship is a four-year commitment. Fellowship funds are paid out during the first two years of the grant. During the remaining two years, Bush Fellows join with the foundation in advancing its goal of building leadership capacity throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 sovereign nations.
This program is a good example of the NDSU Extension Services continuing partnership with the Bush Foundation, said Jodi Bruns, Extension community economic development and leadership agent. This allows us to make use of the many resources from the Bush Foundation to enhance community projects.
The deadline for the first round of the Bush Fellowships is Nov. 20.
Visit www.BushFoundation.org/Deadlines for more information or an application.
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