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The Seeds of Hope Felician Youth Leadership Conference is currently scheduled to take place as planned from June 13-19, 2020, in Holly, Michigan. We are monitoring the ever-changing situation due to the coronavirus outbreak and will continue to evaluate the situation.

The safety of the mentors, participants, Sisters and volunteers is our top priority. We will keep all parties involved apprised of any changes as they happen.

(posted 3/27/19)

Student Application Checklist

In order to be considered for acceptance into the 2020 Seeds of Hope Felician Youth Leadership Experience, you must complete all steps in the application process as outlined below and submit all required documents no later than March 15, 2020.

High School Student Application Form
Complete the application form online or in hard copy, including the contact information for three (3) references. There are three ways to complete and submit the application:

Submit a current resume that includes a list of extracurricular activities in which you have been involved (past and present) — both within your school as well as within your parish or community. Identify your role in each activity and list any specific leadership roles you've held. There are three ways to submit your resume:

Letter of Interest
Submit a letter of interest to the Seeds of Hope Committee in which you introduce yourself and explain why you wish to participate in the Seeds of Hope and what you hope to gain from this experience. Be as specific as possible. Letters are to be two pages maximum, typed, double-spaced. Your name should appear at the top of each page. There are three ways to submit your letter of interest:

Travel Scholarship Letter
If you are applying for a scholarship to help cover the cost of travel to Seeds of Hope, you must submit a letter (in addition to your letter of interest) in which you:

  • Explain why you would like to be considered for financial assistance;
  • Discuss other sources of assistance you have explored or would be able to explore (such as fundraising); and
  • Estimate the cost of travel from your area.

There are three ways to submit your travel scholarship letter:

  • Submit your letter online.
  • Email your letter to Caroline Stanfill at
  • Mail your letter to: Seeds of Hope: Felician Youth Leadership Experience, Felician Sisters of North America, 871 Mercer Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

ALL application materials must be received by March 15, 2020 in order for a student to be considered for acceptance into the 2020 Seeds of Hope program.