Welcome! Here you will find some resources to help answer your questions about writing recommendation letters for competitive external scholarships: general advice about what selection committees are looking for, tips for writing recommendations for particular programs, and samples of letters written for successful applications by your colleagues here at Willamette.
Additional resources are available in the Office of Student Academic Grants and Awards: published guides for writing letters, additional sample letters from other institutions, assistance regarding program requirements and/or the submission requirements, help shaping your letter and providing feedback, as well as assisting with online submissions. Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Success Hub by phone or email.
Resources for Faculty
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
- For External Scholarships
- The U.S. Student Fulbright program | Fulbright Reference Letter/ETA Reference Forms FAQ
- The Goldwater Scholarship
- The Truman Scholarship
- The Udall Scholarship