Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference Letter for Family Member

Dear {Recipient},

I am writing to you in regard to my {daughter, son, niece, nephew, cousin, etc.}, who has {applied to a school, club, group, job, etc.}.

I have obviously known {Name} for a good chunk of {his/her} life, and though my familial connection might make me slightly biased, I still feel that I am a good enough judge of character to be considered a fair reference.

{Name} is a person of good moral character, who comes from a strong family. Our family has always believed in hard work, integrity, and goodwill toward others, and {Name} has retained all those beliefs. {He/she} knows what it means to do an honest day's work, and also recognizes the value of {his/her} academic obligations.

In fact, {Name} is the kind of person who doesn't settle for a standard answer given by a robotic teacher in a classroom. If {he/she} wants to know more about a particular subject, {he/she} will make the effort to find a book and read up on it. These kinds of endeavors are not graded in school, but they work to satisfy {Name's} general curiosity about the world around {him/her}.

In {his/her} personal life, {Name} has many friends, among whom {he/she} is quite well respected and liked. {He/she} never has a bad word to say about anyone, and {his/her} kindness and generosity are unparalleled.

By now I hope you've gotten the impression that {Name} would be an excellent choice for your {school, company, etc.}. Please contact me if you would like to discuss {Name's} qualities any further.

Thank you,


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