Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference Competitive Scholarship

To Whom It May Concern:

As their {guidance counselor/teacher/coach/etc.}, I urged {Name} to apply for your {Scholarship Name}, even knowing how competitive it is.

You will, of course, receive many highly qualified applicants, each of whom is likely deserving of this generous award. However, I am confident that {Name} will stand out among them.

{Name} first came to my attention due to {class/club/etc.}. They {anecdote that reveals character}. I had never before known a student with such {quality}.

Upon reviewing the qualifications of successful recipients of the {Scholarship Name}, I felt like I was reading a description of {Name}. They are {in honor society/have a 4.0/founded a nonprofit/etc.}. In addition, {other standout achievements}.

None of this is to say, however, that {Name} is some kind of cookie-cutter academic, checking off boxes. They are sincerely passionate about their studies as well as the causes they support and the clubs and activities with which they are involved.

I look forward to your strong consideration of {Name} for this prestigious award. Please let me know if you need any supplemental information, or would just like to hear more stories about how impressive they are.


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