The Bush Fellowship allows the Bush Foundation a platform to inspire and support the creative work that is being done across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations within that geography. Since 1965, Bush Fellowships have been awarded to more than 2,200 innovative leaders to help them pursue their own leadership plans or ongoing education to help them lead their communities. The Bush Fellowship provides resources, experiences, and time to people with potential in order to advance the region and strengthen communities. The Fellowship allows access to programs, mentors, and networks that might not otherwise be available to them in addition to a flexible grant of up to $100,000 to be used over 12 to 24 months. This grant can be used to pursue the education and experiences needed to be more effective leaders in their community. Applications for the Bush Fellowship are currently available by visiting the Bush Foundation website. The deadline is September 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon (CST).