Letter of Recommendation Request Template

Most scholarship applications require a letter or recommendation. This letter should come from a teacher, employer, counselor, or other affiliations not related to you. This handout allows you to articulate what your letter of recommendation needs to address. Fill it out and pass it along to the person you want to write your letter.

Date: _______________

Dear: _____________________________,

I am applying for a scholarship to help me with my educational goals. I am asking you to write a letter of recommendation for my _____________________________scholarship application. The scholarship deadline is _____________________________and I will need the letter no later than _____________________________. As my _______________, I am asking you to write about my involvement in class, school or extracurricular activities, employment, or church. The scholarship committee is looking for positive characteristics that make me a qualified recipient, as well as attributes that set me apart from other candidates. Please feel free to mention the capacity of our affiliation. Here is a list of a few accomplishments to assist you. (strengths, leadership position, volunteerism, achievements, etc.)


  1. ________________________________________________________________________


  1. ________________________________________________________________________


  1. ________________________________________________________________________


  1. ________________________________________________________________________


If you feel you are not able to write this letter please let me know as soon as possible. I may have included additional information to assist you in writing the letter. (Scholarship application criteria, school records, and/or brag sheet.)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance. Thank you in advance for your time and effort in helping me achieve my academic goals.





Your name: ____________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________

E-mail: ________________________________________