“Beat the Odds” Scholarship
Personal Letter of Recommendation Form
This form is to be completed by an adult (not a family member) who knows the student well (a counselor,
mentor, coach, clergy member, employer, internship supervisor, or friend, for example.)
Your name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of student you are recommending: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Relationship to student:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Length of time you have known the student:__________________________________________________________________________________________________
City: _________________________________________________________________________________State:_________________________ Zip:____________________________________
Your telephone number and best time of day to reach you: __________________________________________________________________________
Please attach a letter of support for this student’s application for Stand for Children Leadership
Center’s “Beat the Odds” scholarship award. Your statement may be up to one full page in length, single
spaced. Be sure to include commentary on what makes this student a good candidate for the scholarship
and why he or she will be successful in college. Stand for Children will contact you to verify your
reference if the student is selected as a finalist.
Please mail this completed form and your letter of recommendation to:
Stand for Children Leadership Center
Beat the Odds Selection Committee
516 SE Morrison Street, Suite 420
Portland, Oregon 97214
Your letter must be postmarked no later than September 18, 2009
for your student’s application to be considered. Sorry, letters are not accepted by fax or email.
For more information about Stand for Children and “Beat the Odds”, contact Janene Wallace
at 503-235-2305, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.standleadershipcenter.org.