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Writing Recommendation Letters Online

Written by Joe Schall, this is a handbook for faculty, who can use this as a resource when writing letters for students.  It highlights some of the top scholarships and what a selector is looking for in scholarship reference letters.

Carnegie Junior Fellowship Recommendation Letter Guidelines

An overview of the fellowship and criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the Carnegie Junior Fellowship.

Goldwater Scholarship Recommendation Letter Guidelines

Criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the Goldwater Scholarship.

Fulbright Recommendation Letter Guidelines

This is a list of criteria for selection that should be addressed when writing a letter of recommendation for a Fulbright Grant.

Marshall Recommendation Letter Guidelines

Criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the British Marshall Scholarship.

Mitchell Recommendation Letter Guidelines

Criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Rhodes Recommendation Letter Guidelines

Criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the Rhodes Scholarship.

Schwarzman Scholars Letter Guidelines

An overview of the scholarship and criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the Schwarzman Scholars Program.

Truman Recommendation Guidelines

Criteria for selection that should be addressed, as appropriate, in a letter of recommendation for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

If you have questions about what to write in your letter of recommendation or would like someone to review a draft before you submit your letter, please email bufellow@bu.edu