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Give this information to faculty, employers, or other appropriate individuals to help them develop a recommendation for a job, scholarship, portfolio, award, etc. Please be as detailed as possible. It is recommended you present this in person, or at least have a follow up conversation.

  • Date of request
  • Date recommendation due (need 7+ days notice)
  • Student's name (your name)
  • I am applying for the following (job, scholarship, award, etc.)
  • Name of organization, committee, address
  • Sample of request letter:
    I would appreciate your letter of recommendation to support my application. For your convenience I am including the following information. I have also attached a copy of the application requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (phone number and/or email address), for additional information or clarification.
  • Overall GPA
  • Number of semesters have you been in school?
  • Academic major
  • Indicate whether you would like to pick up the recommendation or have the recommendation mailed.
  • Educational & career goals
  • Hardships & challenges
  • Personal characteristics supporting potential for success
  • Noteworthy achievements
  • Applicable work, educational or volunteer experience
  • Other useful information

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