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Asking for Recommendations:
checkPay attention to requirements
checkAsk people who are familiar with you
checkGive references plenty of notice
checkMake sure they'll write a good letter
checkSupply information about the award
checkDiscuss application with references
checkCultivate strong relationships
checkOffer assistance from Dr. Posler
checkRemind references of deadlines
checkLet them know the results
checkThank them for their support

Requesting Letters of Reference

Asking for Recommendations:

Who to ask, how to ask, and what to expect.


This advice largely comes from Judy Zang, Scholarship Coordinator at the Fellowship Resource Advising Center of Carnegie Mellon University.  Judy also serves as a Journal Editor for the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

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