Letters of Recommendation


Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation from school or community mentors. 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