The Bush Foundation, an MCF member, has opened applications for the popular Bush Fellowship Program.
The program provides an opportunity for individuals to increase their capacity for and improve their practice of leadership while working with others to address big issues in their communities. It is based on four core principles needed to solve tough problems: knowing yourself first, knowing your community deeply, fostering community action, and managing conflict.
Some of the qualities the foundation looks for in Bush Fellows are:
- Commitment to making their community a better place for all
- Belief that risk, failure and conflict are not to be feared when working to find solutions to tough problems
- Passion for learning and improving their leadership skills
- An understanding that the solutions to their community’s tough problems are to be found within the collective wisdom of the community
To learn more and get started on an application, visit the Bush Foundation’s website. New in 2012, there are three deadlines over the course of the year that an application can be submitted: March 2, May 4, and July 9.
Also be sure to have a look at the 2011 Bush Fellows cohort, to see all of the great work that has been funded over the past year.