Sample Letter of Recommendation

Dear Mrs. XXXX,

I am applying to a few colleges and would like to send letters of recommendation from people who know me best. I am currently enrolled in two of your courses and really enjoy those courses. I also feel you would be a good recommender because you know me in the community through the XXXX. I would greatly appreciate if you would write me a letter that I could send to colleges and/or scholarship organizations. I have listed below the colleges I intend to apply to and some of the activities that I have been involved. Most of my colleges/scholarship applications have a deadline of May 1st.

Thank you for your time.


Student A

Colleges: SUNY Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Buffalo University, St. Lawrence U (accepted)

Intended major: Biology

Activities: Varsity Volleyball (3 years), Band (4 years), American Red Cross Volunteer (2), Church Altar Server (8)

*********You can also attach an activity sheet, instead of listing activities. **********