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Event Scholarships

We believe in the power of events to inspire, equip and connect people to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in our communities.

We offer scholarships for individuals from our region — Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography — to attend national events and conferences, where they can:

  • Step out of their daily routines.
  • Build new connections both within the region and beyond.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Be inspired to think bigger and think differently about their work.
  • Contribute their voices and perspectives to national conversations.

We announce these opportunities throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter to find out when new opportunities are available.

Event Scholarship Opportunities

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion


This scholarship opportunity is open to people who live in Minnesota who are looking to build their networks and skills to lead more equitably. Those selected will also be invited to special programming with our Minnesota Change Network participants from the past two years, which is a group of people committed to learning how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds to lead change more equitably and inclusively.

Scholars dinner at Upswell 2018 event

Independent Sector's Upswell

NOVEMBER 13-15, 2019 | CHICAGO, IL

Upswell, Independent Sector's annual national conference, brings together 1,500 of the nation's leaders and changemakers from all sectors of society, including nonprofits, grant-making organizations, businesses, government agencies, and concerned individuals with no formal affiliations. 

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If you have questions about event scholarships, please email communications@bushfoundation.org.