Recommendation Letter from Employer for Scholarship

As an employer, you are the best judge of how well suited an employee is for a scholarship. Apart from other requirements, one is that an applicant for a scholarship program provide a recommendation letter from an employer (if the applicant is presently employed or was employed in the near past) outlining why he or she is eligible for a scholarship program.

A recommendation letter for a scholarship is not much different from one that you would give to an employee who is leaving the company. The difference is perhaps in the actual content which will include specific information regarding the employee’s suitability for a scholarship as opposed to qualifications for a job.

How can you provide a recommendation letter for a scholarship to an employee? Once you have all the details of the course or degree program that the employee wants to attend and the type of scholarship that he wishes to acquire, you can begin putting your thoughts into place. Here is what you will have to do:

• Identify your relationship with the candidate (immediate supervisor or manager)
• Provide details of situations in which you observed the individual and his competencies
• Outline skills and knowledge that you are certain will help him succeed in the course / degree program


Sample Recommendation Letter from Employer for Scholarship


July 16, 2015


To Whom It May Concern

I have supervised Ashley Pembroke’s for 3 years while she worked as a Project Officer at Providence Environmental Care. I wish to recommend her for the Charles Wallace Scholarship Program as I believe that this will help her pursue her dream of studying for a degree in Environmental Sciences and Wildlife.

Ashley is one of the most brilliant project officers at our organization. Recently, she reined in freeing the prisoned Bali dolphins through sheer will and her passion for nature conservation. I believe that if she has a higher degree in environmental sciences and wildlife, she will be able to contribute to the wellbeing of our planet and its ecology.

As a hardworking individual, Ashley has always come out on top. She is fascinated with the smallest of wonders which shows her strong character and is extremely easy to get along with. To sum it up, I believe that she is a deserving candidate for the Charles Wallace Scholarship – it will be money well-spent.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information regarding Ashley’s suitability for the program.



Matt Peck
(Project Manager)
Providence Environmental Care
23 New Street, Houston, TX 54121
(222) 222-2222
Matt @ email . com

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