Make a copy of the google form: Letter of Recommendation Worksheet (google)
- Some scholarships require a letter of recommendation and YOU ARE responsible for obtaining one from a teacher, school counselor, employer or other non-related adult who knows you personally, academically or professionally and can speak to your positive character traits. Download and fill out the above Letter of Recommendation Worksheet to give to the writer to help them write about your accomplishments.
- Most people ask a teacher, school counselor or employer. Do not ask a family member. Be sure to ask them if they are willing to be a reference BEFORE you put their name down.
- ASK THEM EARLY. Allow the teacher or other reference 2-3 weeks to get the letter in. Follow up with them as the deadline is approaching.
- Afterwards, send them a thank you note or email so they know how much you appreciate their help!