One of the first “problems” that you will stumble upon when applying for a scholarship is that all of them are asking students to provide a letter of recommendation. This document is required in order to successfully apply to a scholarship and to prove that you are an outstanding student who deserves to win a scholarship.
We know that there are many people who will have a difficult time getting a letter of recommendation and this is why today we want to provide everyone with a couple of universal examples that can be easily modified in order to make things easier for students.
The universal example can also be used by teachers or former employers in order to quickly provide students with the letter of recommendation that they need for their application.
The Purpose of The Letter
The first thing that we want to mention before we go over the universal examples is that the purpose of the letter is quite important. Let’s say that for example, you are trying to apply for a scholarship at the University of Oxford, well then you will need to mention that at the start of the letter and address the right people.
Another important thing that everyone needs to take into consideration is that many organizations have their own updated recommendation letter requirement which can be set up via an online platform.
After creating an account for the online platform, students will be able to ask their teachers or former employers to log in to the online platform and type in the recommendation letter themselves. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Universal Examples That Can Be Easily Modified
To Whom it May Concern:
It is my pleasure to strongly recommend [Applicant Name] for [Position With Company or Acceptance to Institution].
I am [Your Name], a [Your Position] at [Your Institution or Company]. I have [Number] years of experience working in [Your Industry or Academic Focus], and have seen many young professionals come and go. [Applicant Name] is one individual I have worked with who uniquely stands out.
During our time together, [Applicant Name] displayed great talents in [Skill, Trait, Experience, Class, etc.]. When we first met, I was immediately impressed with [Applicant’s Name], but during the time worked together, her understanding of [Key Topic] grew far more than that of her peers.
[Insert Personal Story Elaborating on Key Skills, Trait, Experience].
It’s not just her technical skills that impress me, however. [Applicant Name] was a joy to work with because of her amazingly positive attitude and [Positive Trait]. Her [Positive Trait] and [Positive Trait] were also necessary and valued not just by myself, but by her peers, who often relied on her to get the job done.
I am absolutely confident that [Applicant Name] would be a great fit for your [Institution/Company]. Not only will she bring the kind of skills and experiences you’re looking for in an applicant, she will quickly become an asset and help your [Institution/Company] grow in any way she can.
If you need more information or specific examples, please do not hesitate to contact me at [Contact Information]. As a recommendation letter likely only provides a snapshot of her talents and achievements, I would be happy to further elaborate on my time working with her.
[Your Name, Company, and Title]
To whom it may concern,
It gives me great pleasure to recommend That Person (Your Name _______) for undertaking next Master Degree in your University (Institution Name Insertion here where you applying) this year. As a professor in the (Sample Name Here) Department, I know him since his (First/second/third) year. Mr (Your name Insertion) is a truly outstanding student who has accumulated a long list of both academic honors/achievements and extra-curricular activities.
He does his work conscientiously, he always seeks out coursework that challenges him, and he has an amazing capacity for fulfilling his responsibilities in a great variety of activities.
He is organized in his goal-setting, yet has learned to keep his options open for the future. His accomplishments will no doubt make him a highly recruited individual for the top graduate schools in the country. Intellectually, he is one of the very best students I have ever worked with. He has the ability to carry out research independently, he is extremely disciplined in his work, his analytical skills are highly developed, and he is always thorough in what he does. In the case of his honors thesis, the result promises to be at a level that one would usually associate with graduate work.
In sum, I highly recommend him for the Scholarship to study in Hungary. I believe his proposed course of study is suitable and builds on his many strengths. His animating spirit and disciplined approach to learning make him particularly well suited to take advantage of this opportunity.
Post/Insert Student’s Professor Name,
Insert Student Name Here
Batch Roll Number Class etc Here
Contact information for Professor here
To Whom it May Concern:
It is my pleasure to strongly recommend Annie Chiu for a position as a Data Analyst for L&Q International.
I am Robert Cunningham, a Regional Manager at Mountain View Unlimited. I have 15 years of experience working as a statistician and client services specialist and have seen many young professionals come and go. Annie Chiu is one individual I have worked with who uniquely stands out.
During our time together, Annie displayed great talents in technical applications, such as ArcGIS, R coding, Python, and several other data visualization tools. When we first met, I was immediately impressed with Annie and the technical skills she had on day one, but during the time worked together, her understanding of data analysis and the tools of the trade grew far more than that of her peers.
My first experience with Annie’s adaptability came not long after she was hired. Last year, we had one client who sent data in Excel that needed extensive cleanup. At that time, Annie’s experience with Excel was limited, but she worked extra hours to learn how to properly clean up data in Excel through the use of functions. Within the week, the client’s data was properly formatted so that it could be effectively analyzed and visualized. Annie even handled the data visualization with skill and the client had nothing but praise for the end result.
It’s not just her technical skills that impress me, however. Annie was a joy to work with because of her amazingly positive attitude and eagerness to stick tightly to deadlines. Her can-do attitude and team building skills were also necessary and valued not just by myself, but by her peers, who often relied on her to get the job done.
I am absolutely confident that Annie would be a great fit for your L&Q International. Not only will she bring the kind of skills and experiences you’re looking for in an applicant, she will quickly become an asset and help your L&Q International grow in any way she can.
If you need more information or specific examples, please do not hesitate to contact me at 555-123-4567, or by email at rcunningham@Lqbusiness.com. As a recommendation letter likely only provides a snapshot of her talents and achievements, I would be happy to further elaborate on my time working with her.
Mountain View Unlimited