RUF Youth Board Selection Criteria


Age Requirement: Nominees must be between 14 and 18 years old.
Romanian Diaspora Connection: Nominees should be part of the Romanian diaspora or have a strong connection to the Romanian community.
Community Involvement: Active participation in community service, volunteering, or other community-related activities.

Selection Criteria

Leadership Skills:

Demonstrated leadership in school, community, or extracurricular activities.
Ability to motivate and inspire peers.
Examples of initiatives or projects led by the nominee.

Academic Achievement:

Consistent academic performance.
Awards, honors, or recognitions received.

Commitment to Community Service:

Active involvement in community service projects or volunteer work.
Demonstrable impact of the nominee’s contributions on the community.

Communication Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
Experience in public speaking or representing groups.

Cultural Engagement:

Participation in activities that promote Romanian culture and heritage.
Efforts to preserve and share Romanian traditions within the diaspora community.

Innovation and Creativity:

Examples of creative problem-solving in school or community projects.
Ability to bring new ideas and perspectives to the board.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

Experience working effectively as part of a team.
Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and individuals.

Personal Statement:

A compelling personal statement explaining the nominee’s motivation for joining the RUF Youth Board.
Clear articulation of how the nominee plans to contribute to the board’s mission.


Letters of recommendation from teachers, community leaders, or mentors.
Testimonials highlighting the nominee’s strengths and potential.


A comprehensive resume detailing academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and any relevant work experience.

Submission Requirements

Completed nomination form.
Personal statement by the nominee.
Nominee’s resume.
At least two letters of recommendation.
Proof of age (e.g., copy of ID or birth certificate).

Evaluation Process

Initial Screening: Review of all submitted materials to ensure eligibility and completeness.
Evaluation by Education Board: Detailed evaluation of each nominee based on the selection criteria.
Interviews: Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview to further assess their suitability.
Final Selection: The Education Board will make the final selection based on overall merit and fit with the RUF Youth Board’s mission and goals.

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline: March 30th (annually).
Notification of Selection: May 1st (annually).
Board Term Start Date: June 1st (annually).