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Tips for requesting a recommendation for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund?

Hello! I'm applying for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and I need to ask for a recommendation. What's the best way to approach a teacher for this? Should I pick a teacher that knows me really well or one that's more aligned with my career interests?

7 months ago

Congratulations on applying for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund! Asking for a recommendation can be nerve-wracking, but remember that teachers are generally happy to support their students in their academic pursuits.

When choosing which teacher to ask, consider both how well the teacher knows you and how their subject relates to your career interests. Ideally, choose a teacher who fulfills both criteria—one who knows you well and teaches a subject relevant to your goals. Teachers who can speak to your character, work ethic, and dedication are a strong asset in any recommendation.

To approach the teacher, schedule a face-to-face meeting or send a polite email explaining your request. Provide the teacher with some background information on the scholarship and why you feel they'd be a great person to write the recommendation. Be sure to give them ample time—at least three weeks—to write the letter. Offer to provide additional information or answer any questions they may have.

Remember to thank your teacher for their help and update them on the outcome of your scholarship application. Good luck!

7 months ago

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