Application Requirements For 2017:

Application Form

Please complete the Application Form and attach your Application Essay and Resume to this form. Applications are due on April 14th, 2017.

For an Application Checklist, please click here.

First, please print out the a blank copy of the Application Form and review all the questions.  Collect all the information you will need BEFORE you go online to complete the formOnce you go online, you will need to fill out all of the fields and attach your Application Essay and Resume to this form. 

If you leave the Application Form without completing all the fields and attachments, you will not be able to Save and re-enter this form. Instead, you will need to start an completely new form.

Application Essay:

The essay should be no more than three (3) pages. Please write the essay in Microsoft WORD and attach it as either a DOC or a DOCX document.  DO NOT USE PDF FORMAT. Thank you!

 Applicants must write an essay that addresses the questions below: 

  • Describe your goals in becoming a NELI Fellow in the Executive Leadership Certificate Program. What do you hope to gain from the program? Why is it important for you to attend at this time?

  • Describe a leadership opportunity that have pursued, either within your organization or in your community life. What did you gain from the experience? What did you learn that you can apply to other leadership opportunities?

  • Discuss one leadership challenge that you personally are currently experiencing in your organization. How are you currently meeting this challenge?

  • Discuss a particular dimension of your leadership style that works well within your organization. Then discuss a dimension of your leadership style that needs to improve and your ideas about how to change it.

  • What do you see as the next steps within your career path over the next year or two?

Applicants are required to submit their resume or curriculum vitae with their application.  You can upload this document in the online application form.  Please submit your resume as Microsoft WORD document and attach it as either a DOC or a DOCX document.  Do not use PDF format. Thank you!

Organizational Documents:

Organizational documents can be uploaded into the Application Form.

  1. A copy of your organization's tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) letter
  2. Your organization's most recent audited financial statement

If you are unable to upload the documents, you can submit these two organizational documents by mail to:

Laura Henrich
Program Coordinator
Bryn Mawr College
NELI --- Graduate School of Social Work
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1646

Scholarship Application:
If you are interested in a scholarship, please be sure to complete those questions at the end of the Application Form. You will also need to attach a separate letter, explaining why you and/or organization are requesting scholarship support. Full directions regarding the letter are given in the body of the Application Form.

Nomination Form:

Applicants are required to have one nomination form with nomination letter from their direct supervisor. Applicants may choose to have two nominators, if so, please click here for a second nomination form.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify their nominator(s) of the Nomination requirements and forward the following link or direct them to fill out the Nominator Form on the NELI website. Please have your Nominator complete the online form and attach their nomination letter addressing the following questions:

  • How long have you known the candidate and in what capacity?
  • What are your reasons for nominating this candidate as a NELI Fellow?
  • What is your understanding of the candidate’s goals for the NELI program?
  • What role do you see yourself and other organizational leaders playing to support the NELI candidate to reach these goals?