Scholarship Opportunity: Independent Sector


The 2017 Independent Sector National Conference will focus on "Our Common Future," bringing together 1,000 of the nation's leaders and changemakers from nonprofits, foundations and corporations of every size and mission. 

Learn more about Independent Sector.


The Bush Foundation is funding scholarships for 50 people from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations in our region to attend the 2017 Independent Sector National Conference.

Each Bush Foundation scholarship will cover registration, hotel, and travel costs including airfare, local transportation and meals.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to gather during the event so they can connect with one another.


This scholarship is administered by Independent Sector, and recipients will be selected by an Independent Sector committee. Applicants must be 21 years old by the event date to participate.

The application deadline was August 4, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications.

About Event Scholarships 

The Bush Foundation believes 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 to attend national events and conferences.

Learn more about Event Scholarships and current opportunities.