How to Join

Junior FWL members are sophomores, juniors and seniors. We will begin accepting new member applications for the 2018-2019 school year on February 12, 2018.

Click here to download the 2018 JrFWL Membership Application Packet

We recommend that you review “What is Membership Like?“, “Who May Join JrFWL“, and “Our Selection Process“.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we will accept New Member Applications between February 12 – April 2, 2018.

We do not accept late applications. We know that delays can be an unfortunate reality… but in the case of more applicants than we have spaces, it is unavoidable: we must eliminate any paperwork that comes in after the deadline.

For this reason, we strongly encourage you to begin the process of requesting references and preparing your paperwork even if you haven’t made a final decision about Junior FWL yet. We cannot extend the deadline simply because someone didn’t decide to apply until the last day.

We do not review incomplete applications. It is a possibility that at some point during the process between completing the New Member Application, and requesting the two references, an applicant may have changed her mind and elected not to go forward. We also assume that if we didn’t receive a reference, it is possible that the reference writer preferred not to give an Applicant a positive recommendation. Therefore, we can only consider complete applications.

We will review all applications in April 2018. All applicants will be contacted by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

How to Apply
You will need to complete the following steps in order to apply:

  1. You must be in the graduating class of 2020 or 2021 at the time of application.
  2. Print, read and complete the 2018 JrFWL Membership Application Packet. This packet includes the Junior FWL Code of Conduct and Time Requirements for your review, as well as information about dues.
  3. Request at least two letters of reference.  We must receive these digital forms by the deadline.  Therefore, we recommend that you contact your reference writers no later than March 1 with your request, to give them plenty of time to complete the process.
    We cannot process any application if we haven’t received the two digital references. This cannot be emphasized enough: even if you have a family member in JrFWL or FWL, or are the star of your school… your application will not be reviewed if we have not received both your references.
  4. Make sure your parent/guardian has signed all relevant pages of the Application.
  5. Mail your Application via USPS as instructed in the packet.

We know that it seems like it would be easier to complete a digital application, but we’re old school — we need the printed paperwork. Thanks for understanding!

What Happens After You Apply
  • We will notify you by email when we receive your packet in the mail, if you provide your email address as instructed in the packet. If we cannot read your handwriting on the packet, we will not be able to send you confirmation of receipt.
  • We will send the email confirmation of receipt after receiving your packet, but the process isn’t immediate. You may contact us after April 20 to confirm, if you haven’t received this email confirming packet receipt.
  • We will review all applications and references in the month of April.
  • We will contact all applicants by May 1, 2018.