Applications for the 2024 Bush Fellowship program will be open August 22 to September 21, 2023. Stay tuned for more information.

The Bush Fellowship program supports accomplished leaders with extraordinary track records who are ready to take their efforts to the next level and have even greater impact with and across communities.

The program is unstructured and designed for maximum flexibility, which makes it best suited for people who know what they need to grow in their own leadership and what it will take to realize their vision for change in the region.

Up to 24 Bush Fellows are selected each year for a two-year program and receive a grant of $100,000 to fund their leadership plan. Fellowships can last anywhere between 12 and 24 months.


We encourage anyone curious about or interested in becoming a Fellow — or knows someone who might be interested — to explore the information on this page. Applying for the program and becoming a Fellow truly is a journey and takes time to consider and plan to make the most of this unique opportunity.

Find all the necessary information below about the Bush Fellowship program, application and selection process. We strongly encourage you to carefully read through this, as we hope it helps answer most questions for anyone interested in becoming a Fellow. We also record webinars to help share similar information in a different format.

To talk to someone about the Bush Fellowship or any of our programs, contact us or 651-379-2249. We also offer online scheduling.