Acceptance into Graduate School

Personal Letter

Dear …

Re: Letter of Reference for __(Name)__

It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference on behalf of__(first & last Name)__. I have known __(first Name)__ for __(# years)__ through __(briefly describe how you know this individual)__. Over the years, I have found __(first Name)__ to be __(a loyal friend/a dependable person/etc.)__. __(He/She)__ has repetitively shown that __(he/she)__ is a very responsible person, someone who possesses a good sense of values and ethics and works hard at whatever __(he/she)__ takes on.

I’ve known __(him/her)__ to be both an ambitious and conscientious individual. In addition to __(his/her)__ excellent scholastic accomplishments, __(first Name)__ is very passionate about __(type of field or cause)__. Some of the __(this type of work)__ I’ve seen __(from him/her / that he’s/she’s worked on/ etc.)__ __(is/are)__ quite impressive. It is clearly evident to me that __(Name)__ has a real talent for __(type of work)__.

__(Name)__ is a person of pleasant demeanor with an admirable positive outlook on life. __(He’s/She’s)__ an intelligent high achiever who seeks excellence in everything __(he/she)__ does. Some of __(his/her)__ other accomplishments that I am aware of, include __(briefly describe other projects where his/her efforts have made a difference)__.

There is no doubt in my mind __(first and last Name)__ will add considerable value to the field of __(type of field)__ down the road. My belief is that __(he/she)__ will one day become an exceptional __(type of career position)__ and, therefore, I would highly recommend __(his/her)__ acceptance into__(the type of program)__.