Advice for Letters of Recommendation

Faculty recommendations are a crucial component in all fellowship applications. Their insights into students’ intellect, interests, and personal qualities help review committees develop a unique image of the candidate.

FOR STUDENT/ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS

URF Guide for Securing Letters of Recommendation

FOR STUDENTS TO SHARE WITH FACULTY

Many fellowships provide guidelines and detailed instructions on what to include in letters of recommendations. We have linked several fellowships below for convenience

Fulbright Scholarship for Study/Research & Fulbright Scholarship for English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

Goldwater Scholarship

Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell/Churchill Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Beinecke Fellowship

Gaither Fellowship

Truman Scholarship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

PD Soros Foundation for New Americans

Yenching Academy

For additional advice on writing successful letters of recommendation, please read this article from Inside Higher Ed.