Sample Scholarship Recommendation Letter

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Scholarships have become more competitive than ever. Talented students depend on strongly written letters of recommendation. This resource provides a sample scholarship recommendation letter to ensure that your top students are noticed.

Students rely on scholarships to help cover the costs of higher education. This means that they also rely on teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, supervisors, and administrators for letters of recommendation. This can seem like a daunting task, but it need not be with proper planning and preparation.

This sample letter provides the reason for the letter along with your qualifications. Personal knowledge of the student is accentuated by the student's achievements and characteristics, which highlight the body of the letter and remind the receiver why the student is a strong choice. In addition, contact information and a willingness to provide additional information, if needed, will help to round out a very strong letter of recommendation.

Materials

  • Official Letterhead

Sample Letter

DATE

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR

TITLE

COMPANY/INSTITUTION

ADDRESS

CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Re: Letter of Recommendation for STUDENT NAME

Dear NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR,

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