So you found a scholarship you really like. You’ve got all your required documents except one—a letter of recommendation. What is a letter of recommendation for a scholarship, and how do you go about asking for one?
A scholarship recommendation letter is a letter from a credible adult (usually a teacher, supervisor, or mentor) that explains to the scholarship sponsor why they believe you should be chosen to receive the award. For some scholarships, this is the most vital part of the application.
TIP: Don’t forget to thank them. Writing such a personal and strong letter of recommendation involves a lot of work. Don’t forget to show your gratitude to the person writing the letter. Sending a thank you note is always a nice gesture.
If you’ve been asked to write a recommendation letter for a student, here are some tips: