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Become an NYLI Member

NYLI Eligibility & Expectations

Congratulations on applying for the NYLI program. You are applying for a prestigious program, with high expectations of our members that will arm you with leadership skills that will take you far! If you are willing to step up to the challenge, then we invite you to apply!

Download your Application!

Program Eligibility

NHF will select the top candidates exhibiting strong leadership potential and willingness to become active leaders in the bleeding disorders community and/or camp. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a volunteer review team. Criteria will include leadership potential, extracurricular activities and community service, recommendations, an application essay, a telephone interview and the applicant’s level of involvement at the NYLI orientation. Applicants will be awarded based on the criteria described above and available funding. The accepted applicants will be announced in August.

Applicants should:

  • 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

What NHF looks for in an applicant:

  • Leadership skills (previous experience with school organization, sports, etc.
  • Volunteer experience
  • Academic Achievements
  • Strong communication skills
  • 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

Member Expectations

If selected, you will be part of the face of NHF and therefore, like staff, there are high expectations of NYLI members. 


  • Attend Annual Meeting & Spring Leadership Training
  • 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
  • Help NHF to understand issues particular to young adults
  • Respond to communications from NHF

Failure to meet these expectations may result in termination of the program.

For more information or questions, please contact Christie VanHorne at 212.328.3738 or