Letters of Recommendation


Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation from school or community mentors. Students can reach mentors via email. For assistance reaching school mentors, please email your school principal, whose email address can be found on the school’s website.

The letters of recommendation should:

  • Detail how long and in what capacity the supporter knowns the applicant
  • Discuss the applicant’s commitment to service
  • Describe the applicant’s exceptional leadership in their community or in school
  • Explain why the applicant is a strong candidate for the EKO Scholarship

The Selection Committee considers each applicant’s

  • Educational goals and direction
  • Approach to overcoming barriers
  • Involvement with their community
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Demonstrated leadership ability