Graduate School Letter Of Recommendation Template - Sample


Letter Head /Your Personal Address
Recipient of letter include title i.e.: Dr.
Department and/or Title
Name of Institution
City, State, Zip
Ref: Name of Candidate
Social Security or ID number
name of recipient
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for
in her quest to obtain a graduate
assistant position at
name of
institution. I have known
for over 18 years and watched
him/her grow and mature into a tremendously talented and capable young man/woman. He/She
comes from a strong and supportive family that has always been a source of encouragement and
guidance. During his/her high school years he/she excelled in many areas. He/She not only
maintained a 3.8 GPA but also was President of his/her class and an All County athlete. He/She
also held down a part-time job during his/her entire high school career, including working
s u m m e r s a s a c o u n s e l o r f o r h i s / h e r l o c a l s c h o o l d i s t r i c t ’ s e n r i c h m e n t p r o g r a m s .
First name of
has an exemplary ability to lead, excel and perform academically, athletically and as a
community service volunteer.
First name of the candidate
has continued to excel at
current college
and had a successful student
teaching experience this past fall. He/she is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the education
honor society that also requires a monthly service element. He/She has worked during her
summer breaks as a nanny for a family of three highly active boys, all under the age of 7. He/She
was able to juggle their various activities, schedules and personalities with great ease.
First name
of candidate
has also continued to give back to others through his/her work with NOVA Hope for
Haiti, a not for profit organization that is building a hospital and medical facility in the rural
outreaches of Haiti. He/She has been involved over the past 2 years with their annual fundraiser, a
dinner and auction for over 250 people.
First name of candidate
has helped in every capacity from
program solicitation, to invitation design, as well as returning home each February to work at the
dinner itself.
First name of candidate
has the abilities required to manage his/her time. He/She knows how to
prioritize and has proven him/herself as a team player. He/She would be an outstanding addition
to your program and know e/she would be successful in any project that is assigned to her. His/
Her love of children, his/her desire to become a successful educator, as well as his/her strong ties
to your institution would truly make her a desirable candidate for the graduate assistant program.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at
or email me at
. I would
be more than happy to further discuss
name of candidate
Your Name
Title if applicable


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