Sample Letter of Recommendation for an Award
"This letter is in support of X, who is applying for a . . . grant. I
have read his statement of purpose with great care; in fact, I have had
many discussions with him about his project, which I find both
compelling and important.
X is a rare combination: he is already at this young age a seasoned
expert in both literature and iconography . . . . Having taught him in a
language-intensive course last year, I can bear witness to his superb
command of German . . . .
His project's focus of interest, the . . . , is admirably suited to
someone of X's talents and industry. The . . . Institute is the ideal
place to carry out such research, and I am confident that X`s
discoveries will in the long run make an impact on learning in that
Add to all this that X is a very congenial person, well-liked by
teachers and fellow-students alike, and you will see why I am so
positive about this bright and energetic young scholar. I endorse his
candidacy with confidence and enthusiasm."