In addition to completing the Bonner Scholars Program application, you should ask someone to write a letter of recommendation for you. This individual should be someone you do volunteer work with (a supervisor, fellow volunteer or someone served by your volunteer activities) or someone outside your family who is familiar with the qualities and activities that qualify you for the Bonner Scholars Program.
As soon as you decide to apply for the Bonner Scholars Program, please take the following steps so that the person writing your recommendation will receive the information they need to work on their letter for you while you are working on the application.
- Contact the person you have in mind and make sure he or she can write a letter of recommendation for you and submit it by February 15.
- Let him or her know that an email will be sent with information and instructions for submitting his or her letter.
- As soon as you know who will be writing your recommendation letter, complete the Recommendation Request Form (click here to access the form), which simply asks for your name and the name, email address and phone number of your recommender. Once you have submitted this information using the online form, an email will immediately be sent to the recommending individual with full information and instructions for submitting his or her letter.
- Follow-up with the person who is writing the recommendation to ensure the letter is submitted by February 15.