OBTAINING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS
|1. Give the teacher/counselor a resume and a profile sheet along with the “Request for Recommendation” so he/she knows all of the details about the scholarship and about you!
|2. Ask the teacher/counselor for a recommendation in person (preferably 11th or 12th grade teachers) at least two weeks prior to the date you wish to have it sent.
|3. If a separate scholarship form is required, complete any necessary information and sign the recommendation (if applicable) before giving it to the teacher/counselor.
|4. Supply a stamped, addressed envelope if the recommendation is to be mailed directly to the scholarship agency.
|5. Ask the teacher/counselor to keep the letter on file in case you need additional recommendations at a later time.
|6. Wait two weeks, and then confirm with the teacher/counselor the date the recommendation was mailed.
To give a clear picture of yourself, list the following information on the back of your resume.
|1. Use three adjectives that describe you and an example that illustrates each adjective.
|2. Describe your future goals both short term goals (1-2 yrs.) and long range goals (beyond 5 yrs.)
|Provide names of teachers or community members who could be contacted as references.
|STUDENT REQUEST FOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FORM