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NYLI Eligibility & Selection Process


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NYLI Eligibility & Selection Process

NYLI Eligibility & Selection Process

Applicants should:

  • Be a high school graduate before December 31, 2015 AND be between the ages of 18-22
  • Be living with a bleeding disorder, or have a sibling with a bleeding disorder
  • Be willing and able to travel to each of the trainings and program destinations
  • Be available for monthly communication, via phone, email, and/or webinar
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Be available for the 1st-Year Leadership Training in New York City on January 6-9, 2016

Applicant requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Description of Activities/Achievements
  • Short Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Telephone interview

Essay Prompts:

  1. Why do you want to be a member of NYLI?
  2. What do you hope to learn as an NYLI member? Please keep the goals of NYLI in mind.
  3. Why do you think it is important to be involved in your community?
  4. Please discuss a past leadership experience and explain how you can use it to benefit the bleeding disorders community.
  5. Give an example of a leader who has influenced you and why.
  6. In your opinion, what are the three (3) most important qualities in a good leader? Which of these qualities do you have?


  • All application materials must be submitted online by Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT
  • Only completed applications will be considered

Selection Process:

Your completed application and all required documents will be reviewed and evaluated by a volunteer review team. Applicants will be contacted in mid-November to schedule a 30-minute telephone interview.

NHF will select top candidates exhibiting strong leadership potential and willingness to become active leaders in the bleeding disorders community and/or camp. The team will be looking for the following characteristics during the application review and telephone interview process:

  • A willingness to stay involved and learn
  • Self-starter, reaching out to us with ideas and communicating promptly
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to foster and maintain relationships
  • An eagerness to work with the bleeding disorders community
  • Strong communication skills


Those selected will be notified by early December 2015.

Member expectations

If selected, you are expected to represent NHF positively and carry out the responsibilities below.

  • Attend the 1st-Year Leadership Training in New York City on January 6-9, 2016
  • Attend Annual Meeting Trainings
  • Work with NHF staff to plan, lead, and evaluate events and programs
  • Actively participate in trainings
  • Participate and contribute to NYLI educational programming
  • Coordinate and plan presentations for conferences and workshops
  • Help NHF understand issues particular to young adults
  • Lead and faciltiate programs in Years 2 and 3
  • Timely responses to NHF communications

*Consistent inability to meet these expectations may result in termination from the program