My students often ask me to write letters of recommendation for their applications for financial aid, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate school. To write the strongest possible letters of recommendation, I require the following information:

Financial Aid Letters of Recommendation

  1. Overall grade point average.
  2. Anthropology grade point average (online grade point average calculator).
  3. My courses that the student has taken with grade they earned.
  4. Address where letter should be sent.
  5. Above information must be received at least one week before due date.

Scholarship Letters of Recommendation

  1. Overall grade point average.
  2. Anthropology grade point average (online grade point average calculator).
  3. My courses that the student has taken with grade they earned.
  4. List of scholarship requirements and the student meets them.
  5. Summary of how the student is uniquely qualified for the scholarship as demonstrated by their work in my courses.
  6. Address where letter should be sent.
  7. Above information must be received at least one week before due date.

Study Abroad Letters of Recommendation

  1. Overall grade point average.
  2. Anthropology grade point average (online grade point average calculator).
  3. My courses that the student has taken with grade they earned.
  4. Summary of how the student is uniquely qualified for the study abroad program as demonstrated by their work in my courses.
  5. Summary of how the study abroad program will enhance the student’s anthropology program of study.
  6. Address where letter should be sent.
  7. Above information must be received at least one week before due date.

Graduate School Letters of Recommendation

  1. Overall grade point average.
  2. Anthropology grade point average (online grade point average calculator).
  3. My courses that the student has taken with grade they earned.
  4. Summary of how the student is uniquely qualified for the graduate program as demonstrated by their work in my courses.
  5. Copy of the student’s letter of intent.
  6. Copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.
  7. Address where letter should be sent.
  8. Above information must be received at least two weeks before due date.

Work Letters of Recommendation

  1. Overall grade point average.
  2. Anthropology grade point average (online grade point average calculator).
  3. My courses that the student has taken with grade they earned.
  4. Summary of how the student is uniquely qualified for the position as demonstrated by their work in my courses.
  5. Copy of the job advertisement.
  6. Copy of the student’s resume.
  7. Address where letter should be sent.
  8. Above information must be received at least two weeks before due date.