Writing Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are an important part of any scholarship application, and are essential to students’ success.  Contact the Undergraduate Academic Awards office with general questions or for specific advice.

RESOURCES

Writing Center Workshop:  Letters of Recommendation
Learn how to write effective and honest recommendation letters for students.

Effective Recommendation Letters for UK-Ireland Scholarships
Tips from the members of the UW-Madison campus nominating committee for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships, and Writing Center Director Brad Hughes.

Know When to Say “No” 

Joe Schall’s Writing Recommendations Online: A Faculty Handbook

Advice from National Scholarship Panelists 

Avoiding Gender Bias in Recommendation Letters