How to Join

Junior FWL members are sophomores, juniors and seniors. We are now accepting new member applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Click here to download the JrFWL Membership Application Packet.

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

For the 2017-2018 school year, we will accept new member applications between March 14 – April 14, 2017.

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.

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 2017. All applicants will be contacted by Monday, May 1, 2017.

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

  1. You must be a freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application.
  2. Print, read and complete the JrFWL 2017 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 31 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.
  • We will review all applications and references in the month of April.
  • We will contact all applicants by May 1, 2017.