Reference Information


Reference Form

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center Girls’ Leadership Worldwide (GLW) program is an international, eight-day summer leadership program for high school girls going into 10th or 11th grade.  Participants from across the world of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds come together to acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to exercise leadership rooted in the courage, compassion, and perseverance modeled by Eleanor Roosevelt.

As part of the application process you are required to obtain TWO references who can attest to your qualifications for participation in the program. One reference must be from a school representative, and the other should come from a community member who knows you well. Neither of your references can come from a relative. Your references must be willing to fill out the online Applicant Reference Form and write a one-page letter of recommendation for you. If your reference would prefer a hard copy, he/she can email for one at 

Letters of References may either send their reference forms and letters of recommendation directly to ERVK via email, or fax (845-229-0742) by April 20, 2018.

(Last, First)

To benefit fully from the experience of Girl's Leadership Worldwide, participants must be mature, self-motivated and respectful. Reference letters should be thoughtful reflections on the qualities of leadership, team-work, social conscious and awareness, community engagement, creativity, curiosity, and kindness. Please be sure to mention in your letter any aspects of the applicant’s personality, character, or situation that you consider pertinent to our program and mention skills you see in them them that set them apart. 

Reference Letters should be one-page, single-spaced, size 12-font and be accompanied by the Reference Letter Form found below.  

Reference must be received by April 10, 2018. Completed reference forms can be submitted as follows:

Option 1: Upload here: 

Option 2: Send directly to:
Eleanor Roosevelt Center
GLW Application
PO Box 255
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Fax: 845-229-0742

Option 3: Please give to the applicant who will submit it with her application materials.

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