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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

SAMPLE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR SOCIETY AWARD

On your letterhead, if available for this purpose.



INSERT DATE HERE

Award Selection Committee
Honors and Awards
ASCE
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400

   RE: INSERT CANDIDATE'S NAME AND CREDENTIALS HERE (e.g. Robert A.L. Fishhook, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE)

Dear Selection Committee:

INSERT INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH HERE (e.g.: I am pleased to recommend for INSERT NAME OF THE AWARD AND YOUR CANDIDATE'S NAME HERE.)

INSERT 2-6 PARAGRAPHS HERE THAT JUSTIFY WHY YOUR CANDIDATE WARRANTS SELECTION FOR THE SPECIFIC AWARD. PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF HOW HE/SHE FULFILLS THE AWARD CRITERIA.

INSERT CLOSING PARAGRAPH HERE (e.g.: I recommend without qualification Robert A.L. Fishhook for INSERT NAME OF THE AWARD.)

Sincerely,

your signature

TYPE YOUR NAME AND CREDENTIALS HERE (e.g. Thelma Joyful, P.E., F.ASCE)


Note: Although addressed to ASCE, your completed letter of recommendation should be sent to the nominator. Letters of recommendation must be included in the final nomination package.