The question of timing when you apply for the Bush Fellowship falls into three main areas: space for your growth, knowledge and connections, and a deep understanding of what you need to grow as a leader.
We are often asked what makes it clear that someone is a Bush Fellow — why was this group of 24 selected out of all of the applicants? The answer lies in the power of applicants' perspectives and reflections.
One of the hard things about applying for a Bush Fellowship is that you are writing your application for folks who don’t know you. Your written application is your opportunity to help us understand how the significant moments in your life set the course for who you are today.
In my role leading the Bush Fellowship applicant experience, I am often asked: What is a strong track record?When it comes to track record, many applicants talk about their record of success in terms of the positions, titles or awards they have earned. Yet, a strong track record is not just a list of degrees and accolades.