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Recommendation Guidelines

A PDF version of the recommendation guidelines seen below is available to you here: Recommendation Form (PDF)

To the recommending individual:

This individual is applying for the UMass Dartmouth Endeavor Scholarship and has asked
that you write a letter of recommendation. A strong component of UMass Dartmouth’s
culture includes the long-standing traditions of service to others and a deep respect for each
individual. Out of this respect grows a concern for equality and social justice. Service to
others is a reflection of these concerns.

The Endeavor Scholars Program offers financial support to students with substantial
financial needs who want to attend college. The program provides them with an
opportunity to engage in community service activities while in school.

The Endeavor Scholars Program is designed to identify worthy and qualified students who
need financial assistance, enable students to serve others, provide academic support and
enrichment activities to students, and encourage students to earn their college degrees.

It is important that we learn as much as possible about this candidate’s volunteer service,
family responsibilities and/or work experiences. Your help is much appreciated.

Your letter of recommendation should include the following:

  • How long have you known and in what capacity do you know this candidate?
  • In recommending this individual for the Endeavor Scholarship, please consider the following: your understanding of why the candidate wishes to pursue volunteer service; the candidate’s ability to serve others; ways in which the candidate has grown through service and work experiences in the past; the candidate’s time management skills, and any additional observations you believe to be relevant.

Please send the letter of recommendation to:

Endeavor Scholars Program
Office of Enrollment Management
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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