Letters of Recommendation
Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation
Faculty often find it helpful to know what points the Selection Committee would like them to address in letters of recommendation. Applicants may wish to give a copy of these guidelines to their recommenders.
Letters of recommendation for academic scholarships are most helpful if they address some or all of the following points:
- The nominee's mastery of subjects of interest, with examples of outstanding class contributions or performance.
- The nominee's future academic plans.
- The nominee's academic record, including breadth, depth, and quality of coursework.
- The nominee's relative standing among recent students or graduates, and a general assessment of intellectual ability and performance.