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 hope to make these opportunities available to the most diverse array of people possible, across geography, sectors and demographics.

We invite you to apply for the experience/s you would benefit from and contribute to the most.

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


NOVEMBER 14-16, 2018 | LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Upswell, Independent Sector's newly redesigned national conference, will bring 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. 

Upswell will be an immersive, high-energy forum for passionate individuals committed to turning ideas into action to create a better world. 

OCTOBER 23-26, 2018 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SOCAP is about activating the capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact — convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning.

The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change.