2013 Application and Selection Schedule
The application and reference deadlines, Fellowship announcement schedule and required start dates for the 2013 Bush Fellowships are listed below. The online application will be open for approximately two months prior to each of the deadlines. Here is PDF of the 2013 application questions.
If you are an elected official or government official who has the authority to enact policy, please contact GTS Educational Events at 651.222.7409 or BushFellows@mngts.org to learn about the application process.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
|Mon, Jan 14, 2013 |
Fri, Jan 18, 2013,
|May 2013||June 1, 2013|
Tues, Jan 22, 2013
|Mon, March 18, 2013|
Fri, March 22, 2013,
|July 2013||August 1, 2013|
Mon, March 25, 2013
|Mon, May 20, 2013||Fri, May 24, 2013, |
|Sept 2013||October 1, 2013|
In addition to the written application, each applicant is required to obtain three written references. The job of the reference writers is to help the applicant make his/her case for a Bush Fellowship. In order to do that effectively, reference writers should:
- Review drafts of the written application.
- Know the applicant well and be prepared to comment on his/her strengths, weaknesses, community involvement and potential for leadership growth.
- Have an understanding of the issue the applicant wants to work on and the community in which the work will occur.
- Understand the work the applicant hopes to do during the fellowship and his/her personal development needs.
- Be an advocate on behalf of the applicant.
- Be clear about when their completed reference form is due.
Reference writers are required to complete a reference form. Applicants can email it as an attachment to their reference writers, or reference writers can download. Complete reference forms are due prior to the application deadline (see Deadline Information above).
While applicants are responsible for selecting their reference writers, it is strongly recommended that they not ask spouse/partners or other family members, or individuals whom they directly or indirectly supervise to serve as a reference.
If we receive no references for an application, the application will be considered incomplete and be denied. We strongly encourage applicants to stay in touch with their reference writers to make sure they get their completed reference forms in on time and for the correct application deadline.
Privacy of Application Materials
Application materials submitted for the selection of Bush Fellows will be used by participants in the selection process. The Foundation will maintain an application file for each applicant who applies. We will destroy the files of those not selected as Bush Fellows once the selection process is complete. For those selected as Fellows, the Foundation will maintain electronic and hard copies of correspondence and other materials generated during the fellowship period.
Once a fellowship is complete, Fellows’ hard-copy files will be stored by the Minnesota Historical Society. Those files will be made available to the general public 50 years after their initial storage date.