Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference Academic Reconsideration

To Whom It May Concern:

I expect that you receive quite a few letters like mine, but I hope you can reconsider {Student Name} for {admission/program/scholarship/etc.}.

{Student Name}, who is my {relationship}, was heartbroken to learn of this denial. But that's not just because the decision delays or derails their academic goals. Rather, it is the latest blow in a series of painful events in their life. {Description of natural disaster/death/illness/other tragedies}. It's hard to witness the cumulative effect these events have had on the life of such an upbeat individual who deserves a bright future.

Throughout these tragedies and setbacks, {Name} has maintained an almost relentlessly positive attitude. They are resilient, thanks to a support network that includes {school/family/friends}. However, that doesn't change the fact that, even as {Student Name} inspires everyone around them, their own options are sadly limited due to {limitations}.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide context to the situation. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to convince you to reconsider {Student Name} in light of their special situation and good character.



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