Dear Selection Committee:
It is a tremendous honor and privilege to write this letter in support of Outstanding Student's nomination for the Student Leadership Award. Without a doubt, Outstanding epitomizes the very best of our campus and his/her/their value to our community is unmatched. I have now known Outstanding for two years. As a faculty member in his/her/their area of study, I am very familiar with the quality of his/her/their mind and academic ability. My numerous interactions/discussions with him/her/them have allowed him/her/their to demonstrate his/her/their sharp mind, curiosity and eagerness to learn, and first-rate written and oral communication skills. Colleagues who have had the pleasure of working with Outstanding in their classrooms all remark on his/her/their academic abilities and praise his/her/their classroom contributions. It thus came as no surprise to me that Outstanding is being considered for a Student Leadership Award.
While his/her/their academic achievement is indeed noteworthy, I have also been impressed by Outstanding’s work ethic and drive. Outstanding has been front and center in many of the initiatives that are moving student life forward at our University. His/her/their fellow group members trust Outstanding implicitly and have entrusted the responsibility of many organization endeavors and programs to him/her/them. This is no way typical but is a testament to the character and drive of this individual. To recognize his/her/their many contributions and the quality of his/her/their work, Outstanding was recently elected to lead the organization for the upcoming academic year.
Still, his/her/their stellar academic performance and exceptional service as a student leader only speaks to a small part of who Outstanding is. No small part of what makes him/her/them special is his/her/their commitment to service to both the campus and the community in which he/she/they lives. Indeed, as I have come to know more about this remarkable student I have become all the more impressed and humbled. Outstanding gives of himself/herself/themselves on an order of magnitude that is equaled by few.
Outstanding’s list of campus activities/initiatives is a long and noteworthy one. All of these activities reflect Outstanding’s innate leadership abilities and eagerness to assume leadership responsibilities. Indeed, in recognition of his/her/their notable academic and leadership work, Outstanding was recently invited to join Prestigious Honor Society. In his/her/their “spare” time, Outstanding has also managed to find the energy to volunteer at Local Non-profit, Noteworthy Campus Department and Impressive National Campaign. In this capacity Outstanding worked directly with the homeless and provided support, companionship, and service to our community. And because this isn’t enough to keep him/her/them busy, Outstanding also continues to pursue experiential educational opportunities through a comprehensive internship with High-Profile Employer.
Beyond any shadow of a doubt, Outstanding Student stands well apart from most of his/her/their peers in terms of commitment to academic achievement/service and in regards to the leadership that he/she/they exhibits. Our campus is undeniably a better place because of him/her/them and his/her/their actions, and he/she/they both fully embraces and epitomizes our ideal for engaged learning and community impact. I strongly recommend Outstanding for your consideration.
Highly-Respected Faculty Member/Staff Member/Student Leader