Here is a sample Recommendation Letter requested by a student from his professor, to be used as part of application to a Fellowship Program or Masteral Degree. Recommendation Letters are hard to come by and this sample is very detailed in highlighting the strong points of the individual.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am proud to recommend Larry Saunders to your fellowship program. I was asked to make a recommendation on behalf of being the Program Director who has worked with Larry on several grassroots campaigns while he was studying at Michigan Tech University.
Larry has the zeal and commitment in pursuing social advocacies, a very rare passion for community welfare that I hardly see among students his age. He came into one of my classes on Public Policy with the eagerness and willingness to learn. He is very dynamic, resourceful and energetic. The campaign work he has done has been very beneficial to the Sanford Homeless community, much of the tasks at that shelter can both be physically and emotionally demanding. But Larry persevered and equally pursued social programs that would increase the quality of life of people at the Sanford Center.
Having seen him then, 2005, to now, 2009, I can only commend him on how he continues to mature as a professional and a young emerging leader in the field of Public Policy in the Michigan area. I assure your institution that Larry deserves an opportunity to be part of this fellowship.
Always, in his work, Larry is consistent in achieving target goals mandated for his core team. In 2008, he was in charged in distributing community and welfare aid during the onslaught of Hurricane Jones, Larry was one of the first on the scene, hands-on in managing relief efforts and evenly composed in the face of policy pressure from City Hall. I highly recommend him Larry for his passion, intellect and spirit for this fellowship programme. At our institution, we are expecting big things from Larry and his altruistic endeavors.
Thank you once again for the opportunity to recommend such a special and impressive young man.
Professor Merrill K. Macksforth