For Those Writing Recommendations
You have been asked by a Santa Clara University student to write one of three required letters of recommendation for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. This is a very competitive fellowship, and your letters are essential for us to be able to evaluate this student as a candidate. Please begin by reviewing the requirements of the fellowship. Your honest answers will be greatly appreciated.
Each applicant will need three letters of recommendation: one from a SCU instructor, one from someone who provided adult supervision in an immersion or community service context, and one from a peer or teammate.
Together, these letters of recommendation should help the review committee evaluate the candidate's academic strength, community service experience, and suitability to live and work in an underserved community in a different culture. We will evaluate each applicant individually, but will also consider the overall composition of the team, since we will send them in pairs to international field placements for about a month.
What to Include in Letters of Recommendation
Letters should be uploaded to a confidential online folder that the student applicant will email to you. Please name it ApplicantSurname_YourSurname. The deadline is Wednesday, 23 Janaury, 2013 at 5 pm. A letter on electronic letterhead is preferred, but a simple document will also suffice. Your frank assessment of this student's suitability for this fellowship is most appreciated. If you have questions, please contact our director of education, Keith Warner, O.F.M. at firstname.lastname@example.org.