Sample Letter Of Recommendation For Scholarship
To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing this letter to offer my sincerest recommendation in
favor of STUDENT NAME as a recipient of SCHOLARSHIP AWARD. In the years I have known this student, it has been my privilege to watch him grow in three areas that exemplify his worthiness of the honor you'd bestow.
First of all, STUDENT NAME has grown academically across a wide range of disciplines appropriate to his
educational level. Although he has subjects in which he excels to a greater degree than others, he has maintained a balance among the various areas of study, truly exemplifying the academic liberal arts goals at this stage of the educational process. I believe the success
in this area has instilled the necessary foundation to ensure ongoing achievement as
specialized education gradually replaces general education.
A second aspect of my experience with STUDENT NAME that leads me to believe him
to be an ideal candidate for your scholarship is the breadth of extra-curricular activity in which he has been active during his educational career. He has participated in various non-core events and processes at
an exemplary level. He is generally recognized amongst faculty advisors to be an active participant, a committed advocate, and an engaging leader. Unlike a number of his less fully committed colleagues, he earned every mention
and every picture of him you might find in our yearbook.
A third consideration I'd like to bring to your attention is a little less measurable. This student shows a level of maturity above and beyond his peers. While he is not standoffish or somehow aloof from his peers, he nonetheless rises above the more petty and immature concerns that typify youth today. He instead often serves as a clear moral and intellectual standard to which his friends aspire.
I believe that your scholarship monies will be well spent with this young man. I have every confidence that he will complete his studies and complete them in a way that brings honor and esteem to the traditions and goals of your organization. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.