Tips for requesting letters of recommendation for scholarships and colleges:
  • Make sure that you ask someone that has a positive rapport with you.
  • Please provide a current resume to teachers, staff members, employers, or community members when asking them for a letter of recommendation.
  • Give writers at least 10-14 days to complete.
  • If they are to send directly to the scholarship foundation or college, provide an addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Send a thank you after the recommendation has been sent.
If you are uncertain what to include on a resume, here is a worksheet that can possibly help you brainstorm some items to include on your resume.