By their nature, national and international scholarships and fellowships are extremely competitive. Embry-Riddle students are competing against students from colleges and universities throughout the country. A strong, effusive recommendation letter is vital for a strong application package. Moreover, such letters can be the reason an applicant is selected. Because of this, we ask you to take the responsibility of writing a recommendation seriously.
When a student contacts you seeking a recommendation letter, they are asking because they are confident that you know them and their work well. They are also hoping that you will speak highly of them in your recommendation, boosting their application for that opportunity. If you do not believe you know the student well enough to write a detailed letter, would prefer not to, or cannot meet the deadline, please let the student know as soon as possible and politely decline the request.