Example reference letter

[Insert Date]

To whom it may concern

I am writing this letter to express my support for [insert applicant's name] in [his or her] application for a Foundation Scholarship with the Federation University Australia Foundation.

I have worked with [insert applicant's name] at [insert company name] for the last [insert number] [insert months or years].  I enjoy working with [insert applicant's name] and am happy to be able to provide this recommendation. I have great respect for [insert him or her] as an individual and as a professional and am confident that [insert he or she] is deserving of this award.

[Insert a positive, descriptive sentence about the person's performance at work as appropriate and relevant to the scholarship application]. In addition to having firsthand knowledge of [insert applicant's name] work ethic and abilities, I am also familiar with [his or her] education and career goals, and know just how much receiving this scholarship means to [insert him or her].

Receiving this scholarship will provide invaluable financial support that will allow [insert him or her] to obtain the additional education necessary to earn [insert his or her] college degree. I cannot think of anyone more deserving and I wholeheartedly support [insert his or her] application.

I am confident that you will be just as impressed with [insert applicant's name] as I am, and I ask you to consider [insert him or her] for this award.

Please feel free to contact me if I can provide any additional information. You may reach me at [insert your phone number] or [insert your email address].


[Insert Your Full Name]