Financial Aid Application Form

  • Welcome and thank you for your interest in Bright Future Now (BFNow) and the Bright Future Network.

    We’re enthused about what Bright Future Now has to offer, yet we recognize it’s not for everybody. Before both you and we put significant time and energy into your participation, we want to make sure it's a good fit for you. This form is intended to help you and us get a better sense of that fit.

    To the extent we are able, we're happy to offer financial aid to people who desire to increase their capacity as cultural change-agents and whose financial constraints would otherwise prevent them from participating in the program. In assessing the amount of aid, we aim for fairness and balance on all sides. We are an international program, so we make our assessments in that worldwide context.

    We’ve discovered that Bright Future Now is particularly good for people who are:

    • more interested in building the new culture than fighting the old
    • ready to combine personal, interpersonal and project-oriented skill-building and growth
    • interested in connecting and collaborating with others from all kinds of backgrounds who also look toward the future with a sense of possibilities.

    We recommend that you read the BFNow Orientation Guide before you fill in this form. The guide is written for those who’ve already registered but it will give you a good understanding of how Bright Future Now works. Our schedule for evaluating applications and offering aid is described at the end of this form.

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  • Basic Information

  • For course-related correspondence only. We will never send you spam or share your information with third-parties.
  • So that we can contact you in case there are problems with reaching you by email. A cell-phone number we can text is ideal.
  • So that we can determine your timezone for the sake of calls and place you relative to others in the network.

  • Tell Us More

  • This could include education, projects/programs you've been involved in, or other significant experiences in your life.
  • It could be anything from web links to a short selfie video to a statement of how a close friend might describe you to anything else you'd like to share.

  • Financial Considerations

  • As you consider what you could contribute, please be mindful that we are a small nonprofit with limited funds for financial aid, funds that need to be distributed to people from around the world and many circumstances. Know also that your contribution can be broken into as many as eight monthly payments through a payment plan.

    We ask you to tune into the whole system – your context and our context – and then indicate a contribution (in USD) that feels fair and doable on all sides.

  • What BFNow materials have you read or watched?

  • Optional: Additional comments

  • Next Steps

  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. (Remember to click Send below.)

    We evaluate applications as they come in and will get back to you soon after we receive yours.

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