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The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership offers scholarships to member organizations which are made possible through the generosity of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. We strongly encourage organizations to consider their capacity development needs when applying, as scholarships can be awarded to more than one individual.

Application Instructions

  • Step 1: Please complete the Scholarship ApplicationPDF Form
    This form must be completed 3 days prior to date of workshop in lieu of the online registration process each time your organization requests scholarship funding for a workshop as there are limited number of available per workshop. We suggest applying early in order to guarantee a place in the workshop. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshops are subject to closure once they reach capacity limits.
  • Step 2: After applying, please allow 2-3 business days for processing. You will receive an approval email with instructions on paying any remaining balance owed.
  • Step 3: Once you have received an approval email, payment must be received before the date of workshop. 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  1. Participant's organization must be a member of the Edyth Bush Institute
  2. Participant's organization must qualify as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3)
  3. Eligible organizations may request up to $500 in scholarship funds during each calendar year as funds are available
  4. Paid staff, board members and key volunteers of Edyth Bush Institute member organizations are considered eligible applicants
  5. All prior invoices must be paid in full in order to be eligible for scholarships
  6. Edyth Bush Institute Member Scholarships are not available for events under three (3) hours in length, or the following events, including but not limited to: Online training programs, One Stop Board Retreat, Courage to Lead Retreat, Leaders Series Breakfasts/Luncheons, Roundtables, Breakfast with the CEOs, Dialogue with the Donors, and special programming like the Summit on Nonprofit Innovation.

Scholarship Award Scale

Scholarship Amount Organization's Responsibility

30% of registration fee 70% of registration fee


 Scholarship Registration

  • Once a scholarship application form is approved, registration is considered complete and the applicant(s) will be responsible for paying any remaining fees owed.
  • Pre-payment of remaining fees is mandatory and must be received prior to the workshop date.
  • Failure to pay remaining fees prior to the workshop will result in a voided registration and scholarship application form and the applicant(s) will no longer have a seat in the workshop(s).
  • Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 3 business days prior to the workshop. If cancellation is received by this deadline, the individual can transfer the fees paid to another workshop, designate another person to attend in his/her place, or receive a full refund of the amount paid.
  • Individuals who cancel less than 3 business days prior to the workshop or who do not show up for the workshop will not be eligible for a refund or credit, and will be responsible for paying the full pre-scholarship registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a $15 cancellation fee.  

Please note that registrants who do not cancel before 3 working days* in advance of the workshop (including online workshops) and do not attend are liable for the entire workshop fee. Lack of payment does not constitute cancellation.

Individuals who must cancel their registration may select one of the following three options, provided that they submit their cancellation to the Edyth Bush Institute in writing ( no later than three (3) working days prior to the workshop start date:

1.     Transfer the registration fee to another workshop.

2.     Designate an alternate person to attend.

3.     Receive a refund of the tuition fee, less the $15 cancellation fee.

No-shows are not eligible for a fee transfer or refund and will be held responsible for all unpaid fees.

*If the workshop is on Tuesday, we must receive your cancellation by the close of business the prior Thursday. 


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