Thank you for taking the time to write a letter of recommendation for a nationally competitive scholarship application. Yours is a valuable contribution to this formative process and we appreciate your advocacy on behalf of the applicant.
Please be aware, it is a matter of NCS policy that applicants must waive their right to see your letter of recommendation. We also cannot accept letters authored by applicants; the endorsement must be from the letter-signer.
At any time in the process, from brainstorming the first draft to finalizing your letter, we are delighted to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss further or for questions or concerns.
|Endorsement Required?||Yes. This is a multi-stage process.|
|Number of Recommendation Letters||
2. Applicants will select a focus area that will determine which project they get assigned to as a junior fellow. Letters of recommendation should speak to the applicant’s qualifications for their chosen focus area.
|Endorsement Application Deadline||
NCS will convene a faculty committee to decide which applicants will go forward to compete at the national level.
|Endorsement Decisions Announced||Early January|
|National Deadline||January 15|
Please address your letter to the “Gaither Fellowship Selection Committee”.
- How does the applicant meet the Gaither criteria? What is outstanding about their scholarship, leadership, and/or character?
- What examples can you share that illustrate your strong endorsement for the candidate?
- How does this applicant compare to other people you have taught/supervised?
Applicants are instructed to let you know as soon as they learn the decision of the campus endorsement committee. Endorsements are usually made by NCS in early January.