To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Church Board members at the St. Joseph
Christian Church, as well as the personal request of Mr. John Dilbert. Mr. Dilbert
expressed strong intention to be a part of your church and he would gladly accept if
you receive him as a regular member.
I have known Mr. Dilbert as an active member of the community welfare society
during his short stay in the area. Unfortunately, he was assigned for a job that
requires him to move into your area. Given that consequence, he wants to continue
his service to the community and praise God to the fullest. I have seen that your
congregation have the same community welfare projects as with other churches
and I believe that this would be a great opportunity for Mr. Dilbert.
During his stay in the community, he was a role model to other people and
displayed strong family values and discipline. Although he has strict belief in being
a good citizen, he is very cheerful and close to his peers. I believe that he would do
well for your church and would be a great addition to your congregation. I hope
you would consider his membership. Thank you.
Rev. Fr. Jonas Perkins
St. Joseph Christian Church
1573 Strauss Blvd. | New York, NY 11101 | [email protected]
July 1, 2019
5437 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 11101
Dear Ms. Smith,
I am writing in reference to Armando Harmon. We have been neighbors for the
past three years, and I have always known him to be an ambitious and highly
motivated person. I believe that his self-starting tendencies and strong vision make
him an ideal candidate for the Account Coordinator position at ABC, Inc.
When I met Armando, he had just graduated from New York University and was
planning to pursue a Master of Business Administration. We initially connected at
a community event, and I could immediately see that he is a driven individual with
substantial potential. Over the years, we have volunteered for several
neighborhood initiatives, which gave me the opportunity to see his leadership and
teamwork skills firsthand. He recently led a community fundraiser, which involved
coordinating a project plan, managing a team of 10 people and generating record-
In the past three years, Armando has also obtained his MBA, completed a
professional certification and earned a year of work experience at Lawson
Financial. During his time at Lawson, he has progressed from an intern to a junior
associate role. His business acumen, strong self-motivation and leadership
capabilities make him highly qualified for the Account Coordinator role at ABC,
Inc. Given his experience, qualifications and constant improvement, I believe he
will be a top performer at your company.
Please let me know if you have any further questions about Armando’s
qualifications as I would be glad to provide more insight. I can be reached by
phone at 4320216-9946 or email at [email protected]
December xx, 20xx
To the Review Committee:
I am pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Janet Lerner, an honors
undergraduate student in our program. I have known Janet for more than two years.
I came to know her very well when she was a student in my economic geography
course. This summer, I hired her to work on an NSF-sponsored research project on
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.
Janet is an undergraduate student in the honors program at Mythic University. The
honors program is designed to provide the educational experience of a small Ivy
League college within a large public university.
Her performance exceeded that of the incoming graduate students, including an
NSF fellowship recipient. She always came to class prepared and was clearly far
above her peers in understanding and appreciating the course material. I have been
especially impressed by Janet’s determination and sparkle
I know from discussions with colleagues and graduate students in my department
that we all think Janet is a very special student. She will be a dedicated student and
a competent professional. I recommend her very highly and without reservation.
Janet Teacher Professor of Geography
To Whom it May Concern:
I highly recommend Jane Doe as a candidate for scholarship. Jane was employed
by ABC Company as an Administrative Assistant from 20XX to 20XX. Jane was
responsible for office support, including word processing, scheduling appointments
and creating brochures, newsletters, and other office literature.
Jane has excellent communication skills. In addition, she is extremely organized,
reliable and computer literate. Jane can work independently and is able to follow
through to ensure that the job gets done. She is flexible and willing to work on any
project that is assigned to her. Jane was quick to volunteer to assist in other areas
of company operations, as well.
Jane would be a tremendous asset to your company and has my highest
recommendation. If you have any further questions with regard to her background
or qualifications, please do not hesitate to call me.
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321
John I. Academician
1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045
(000) 123-4567 · [email protected]
September 1, 2018
University of Tennessee
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321
Dear Admissions Committee Members:
It is with much pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing to you to support the
candidacy of Elizabeth Hagen for admission to the English Department’s Graduate
Program at the University of Tennessee.
I first met Elizabeth when she enrolled in my sophomore-level course in Victorian
Literature at the University of Kansas, a class in which she demonstrated writing
and literary analysis talents far beyond the capability of most of her peers. Her
enthusiasm for Dickens and post-modern critical analysis led her to complete other
classes in advanced Victorian Studies with me, and it was my privilege to serve as
her advisor for her senior honors project, “Gender Ambiguity in Dickens’
Elizabeth’s penetrating mind allows her not only to grasp the basics of our
curriculum, but also to formulate highly original and persuasive interpretative
arguments. She demonstrates superb leadership and organizational skills in leading
group projects, and is one of our most highly ranked undergraduate teaching
assistants in our entry-level English 101 courses. She is also a humorous and
engaging speaker, and has presented two extremely well-received papers at the
annual Victorian Studies conference at the University of Florida.
I am thus convinced that Elizabeth will prove herself to be a valuable contributor
to your English Department, both as a graduate student and as a Teaching and / or
Research Assistant. She is more than deserving of any financial assistance you can
offer as she completes her Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide to support
you in your decision-making process. I am emailing copies of this letter to Dr.
Greg Trahern, English Chair, and to Dr. Jennifer McCracken, senior professor of
Victorian Literature at the University of Tennessee.
John I. Academician
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with pleasure and confidence that I support the application of Mary
Farnsworth for a position as a secondary education History teacher. Mary was a
student in my undergraduate ED 370: Teaching in Inclusive Middle and High
School Classrooms in the Spring of 2011 and continued to do an independent
study/practicum with the same student whom she tutored during the fall of 2011. It
is from these experiences and many conversations with her that I offer this letter of
Mary is an articulate, bright young woman who has a strong academic background.
She is well prepared for the rigors of the classroom. She is deeply committed to
being an excellent History teacher. She was always on top of her work and ready to
contribute in a thoughtful manner. Her interest in history led her to initiate a
student research project during the summer of 2011 that was fascinating.
In addition to the traditional classroom meeting time associated with a college
course, ED 370 has a field placement twice per week for 75 minutes each. Mary
was paired with a high school student who experiences severe and multiple
disabilities and is non-verbal. Mary was responsible to design, implement and
evaluate instruction on a weekly basis that would support the student in achieving
her IEP goals with an explicit focus on embedding communication. Mary was
amazing! She began by developing a strong relationship with the student and
quickly progressed to providing rich, interesting and age appropriate curriculum
content. I was more than pleased with Mary’s preparation and implementation of
instruction. As a teacher, Mary is sensitive, relates well to students and holds high
standards. What is remarkable about her style is that she was able to communicate
these high standards with a sense of confidence in the student and without speaking
down to the student. Mary always maintained a high level of respect and regard for
Mary also had consistent opportunities to engage in collaborative planning and
teaching with another History major. She demonstrated strong collaborative skills
including openness, ongoing communication, shared decision making, and
responsibility for follow through. Mary will bring strong content knowledge,
energy, curiosity, and commitment to a teaching team. She is a strong team player.
I believe that Mary Farnsworth is ready to enter the field of education. She is a
wonderful young woman with the necessary skills to be a fine teacher. I am certain
that she would be a strong asset to your faculty. If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 802 654 2279.
Mary Beth Doyle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
I am writing this reference at the request of Alex Smith, who is applying for a
Master program in your university. I have known Alex for two years as his
scientific adviser and mentor.
During this time Alex Smith, has showed himself as a promising young specialist
and researcher. His major specialization is Applied Mathematics and Computer
Science, but as an exception for academic achievements, Alex was allowed by our
faculty to write his projects and degree thesis in the field of Cryptography under
Computer Security and Applied Algebra Department.
As his mentor I have had an opportunity to observe the student's participation and
overall progress. I would rate the student's overall performance as excellent,
because he has got only excellent marks and has achieved marked results in
different academic and student fields.
Alex’s 3rd year joint project “About effective elliptic curve discrete logarithm
problem solution” contained interesting ideas and solutions of problems arising in
Galua field arithmetic. While publication of student works is an unusual matter and
is exclusive, a revised variant of his work is now in process of publication in
XXXX State Technical University’s scientific journal. Alex is broad-minded and
has interests in different areas of mathematics and computer science. He has an
unusual thinking style and ability to combine methods and ideas from different
I evaluate Alex Smith as intelligent, dependable, dedicated person, who is ready to
achieve his goals. I am positive, that Alex would be a tremendous asset to your
program and I highly recommend him to you without reservation. If you have any
further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Associate Professor Peter Johnson
State University Chair of Computer Security and Applied Algebra Department
Email address: [email protected]
Phone number: +1 123 456 789
Jane Doe · Professor of Business at Generic University
1234 Main Street, Anytown, NY 12345 · 555-555-5555 · [email protected]
December 2, 2020
University of Somewhere
4321 Second Street
Somewhere, CA, 67890
Dear Admissions Committee,
It is my pleasure to enthusiastically recommend Jan Jansen for admission to the Master of
Business Administration program at the University of Somewhere.
My name is Jane Doe, Professor of Business at Generic University. I had the pleasure of working
with Jan for two years while she was a student in two of my courses. Of all the undergraduate
students I’ve worked with, Jan is among the most intellectually curious and enthusiastic.
During our time together, Jan proved to be bright, inquisitive, and diligent in her studies. Her
collaboration and leadership skills were truly impressive, and her capstone project on
management strategies in developing countries won glowing reviews from both her peers and
Jan’s passions extend well beyond the classroom as well. During the first month of her freshman
year, she organized the university’s first Young Investors Club. By the end of the semester, she’d
registered the club, secured an advisor, recruited more than two dozen members, and organized
executive board elections.
I am confident without reservation that Jan would be an excellent fit for University of
Somewhere’s graduate community. As a tirelessly creative and passionate individual, she will be
a productive addition to your organization.
Feel free to contact me at 555-555-5555 or [email protected] if you have any questions or
would like me to further elaborate on Jan’s talents and achievements.
Professor of Business