Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference for College

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to recommend {Name} for entrance into {Name of College}.

I have personally known {Name} for {length of time}, as {he/she} is {relationship to student}. I have thus had the opportunity to watch {Name} develop and mature over time, and I couldn't be more pleased with the {man/woman} {Name} has become.

{Name} is a hard-working student, who cares passionately about learning and bettering {himself/herself}. {He/she} has never just been interested in regurgitating information back to a teacher on test days, but instead has gone out of {his/her} way to learn more about particular subjects and really study the things that interest {him/her}.

{Name} is an extremely well-rounded student as well. {He/she} is a member of {clubs that student belongs to}, and has played{name of sport} for {length of time}. {Name} has also volunteered at {name of organization} for {length of time}.

{Name} thrives in an academic setting, which is why attending {Name of College} would be an amazing opportunity for {him/her}. The relationship would be mutually beneficial, as having {Name} as a student at (and future alumnus of) your college will give you the chance to claim an incredibly intelligent, gifted student as one of your own.

I know you will receive thousands of applications this year, but I am certain {Name} will be an obvious choice for admission once you see all {his/her} application material. Please contact me at once if you have any questions, or would like to hear more about why {Name} would be the perfect addition to your student body.



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