10 Free Letters of Recommendation Formats to Use

10 Free Letters of Recommendation Formats

Letters of recommendation are written to evaluate the person’s individuality and capabilities of the person being recommended in terms of that individual’s ability to perform a particular task or function. These letters are particularly requested to be written about somebody by addressing a particular request. Here are 10 Letters of recommendation formats for you to use free of cost.

These letters are typically related to employment, admissions to institutions of higher education, or scholarship eligibility. Recommendation letters are generally classified into three categories:

  • Academic Reference Letter
  • Character Reference Letter
  • Employment Reference Letter

How to Write Good Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are also formal letters therefore just like other formal letters these letters also need to follow some fundamentals while writing:

  • First thing to keep in mind about recommendation letter is that you should be well familiarized with the person to whom you are writing recommendation.
  • It is important to establish credibility of writer in beginning of letter in order to make the letter more effective.
  • Always write recommendation letters on the business or company’s letterhead and also mention your designation as well in case if you are writing employment, academic and scholarship reference letters.
  • While writing recommendation letter, it is important that writer should clearly show for how long and how well he/she has known the individual in question and also in what capacity. For example, an employee recommendation letter would be more effective when given by the immediate boss or supervisor.
  • The body of letter should have specific instances which throw light on the information which would be beneficial for individual you are going to recommend such as personal traits of individual.
  • The closing paragraphs should preferably repeat the recommendation of the individual.
  • Length of recommendation letter can vary but particularly it should be about a page. Try to keep it as concise as possible because generally readers have not much time to go into minute details. It is a good idea to provide your contact number or email address for further clarifications.
  • Try to keep tone of recommendation letters personalized because it can be more effective and beneficial for the person to whom letter of recommendation is written for. Try to highlight good qualities of subject matter to make letter more effective.

To make your letter writing more convenient, I am providing here with some sample recommendation letters. These letters are designed as per the accurate format of the recommendation letters.

Here are 10 Letters of recommendation formats for you.

Character Letter of Recommendation

Bettina Norman

Deputy Manager

Freeman Consultant

August 6, 2021

Fedora Morgan

Feral Enterprise

24 Longwood Street


Dear Ms. Fedora,

I would like to recommend Damon Crosby in the position of Help Desk Manager in your organization. Damon has been working with us since 2009 and has been an excellent worker and proved herself as an asset to our company.

He is very good in written as well as verbal communication, organized and able to take minor decision on his own to ensure that the job is done. In her capacity as the supervisor of the office assistants, he was responsible for our office’s managerial and clerical functions.

Damon is always ready to offer his assistance in any area of office administration. I am confident that he will be an asset to any organization he works for. I would strongly recommend him for any job in your organization.

If you have any further clarification please feel free to contact me anytime at 123-4556-454.


Bettina Norman

Deputy Manager

Freeman Consultant

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Letter of Recommendation for Residency

Wilbur Zane

Empire State Building

NY 10118

New York

August 6, 2021

Pierce Olin

Empire State Building

NY 10118

New York

Subject: Recommendation letter for tenants

Dear Pierce,

I am writing you this letter in order to recommend my current clients Mr. and Mrs. Peter to you for the rental of property available at your agency on Sunshine Street, ground floor. Currently, this couple is renting from our agency but now because of having a baby they are looking for a larger apartment on ground floor.

Your property on Sunshine Street would suit the couple perfectly due to its central location and its ground floor situation. Mr. and Mrs. Peter have been renting property from me for more than five years and are always up-to-date on their rental payments as well as their utility bills.

I therefore recommend Mr. and Mrs. Peter for the letting of the premises, as I can assure you that they will be good tenants and you will have no worries as to payments, utility bills etc.

Thanking you in anticipation for your consideration,

Yours faithfully,

Wilbur Zane

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Letter of Recommendation for Adoption

Emline Salome

66 Convent Garden

11454 London, UK


Kervin Meryl

78 Regent Street

4455 London, UK

August 6, 2021

Subject: Adoption recommendation

Dear Mrs. Meryl,

I am writing this letter to recommend Mrs. Edwina Kenyon for the adoption of child. I personally known Edwina, she is such a nice lady and I came to know this by working with her during last five years. We are co-workers at the same department within our company.  Through this period of time I have learned that she is very caring, patient, calm and attentive person. You probably know that our company is organizing different projects and the ones that we have to do is children gathering which is always assigned to Edwina since her ability to get along with children is well known within a company.

Kids love her and after each project she acquires lot of new friends among the kids.

Edwina and her husband are very kind people full of love but unfortunately they can’t share their love with their own child. They want to adopt a baby and the baby that will be adopted by her will be one of the luckiest ones.

I strongly recommend her for the adoption. In case you need any clarifications, please contact me at 234-4469-102 or email me at abc@example.com.


Emline Salome

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Letter of Recommendation for Award

Culver Godfrey,

Chief Executive Officer,

International Medical Corporation,

45 East Avenue

August 6, 2021

San Jose, California

Herbert Gilroy,

Chairman, Danu Begot Foundation,

45 North Avenue

San Jose, California

Dear Sir,


I would like to recommend Ms. Kendra Giles to be one of the finalists for the prestigious annual Danu Begot Awards. She has several contributions in business industry by inviting a number of foreign investors to invest in our city. Ms. Kendra is able to bring improvement on the way businesses are regarded in our locality.

Another reason that Ms. Kendra deserves such award is her years of experience in the business world. She is an expert in the field of research and investigation to satisfy her curiosity concerning business matters. Several people are looking up to her leadership and she has served as mentor to almost all novice businesswomen.

Yours sincerely,

Culver Godfrey,

Chief Executive Officer,

International Medical Corporation

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Recommendation Letter from Employer

Logan Kinsley

152 Vorster Street

665 Nevada, US

August 6, 2021

Jasper T. Morgan

196 Berries Street

225 Bern, Switzerland

Subject: Recommendation of an Employee

Dear Mr. Morgan,

I am writing this letter as a CEO of ABC Corporation and like to recommend a highly qualified candidate to your organization. I am willing to vouch for the performance of this candidate because I personally known to her. Candidate to whom I am going to recommend is Ms. Elizabeth Smith. She was working with us during last 5 years. Within this time she expressed herself as very conscientious, reliable and hard working employee. She is a very good team player as well as can perfectly handle individual assignments. She played a vital role in increasing the productivity of our company during these 5 years. She is the one who was involved in key operations of our company.

She was very precious employee for us and both management and coworkers loved her. It is extremely sad to lose such an employee but she is moving to Switzerland. I highly recommend her to your organization and strongly believe that she will become a valuable asset for your organization.

If you need further clarifications, please contact me through the telephone number (123-45-789)

Thank you


Logan Kinsley

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Recommendation Letter From Professor

Dermot Blaine

Head of Department of Mathematics

August 6, 2021

Princeton University, USA

Department of Mathematics


August 6, 2021


To Whom It May Concern

This letter is to recommend Ms. Donna Bowen to take up her advance Mathematics studies at your esteemed university. During my tenure in the department of Mathematics in this institution I have had the opportunity to guide and assess quite a number of students who have passed with flying colors.

Ms. Donna Bowen has been known to me since she joined her Masters in Mathematics two years back. I have found her intelligent and very sincere toward her studies. She is self-motivated and always keeps ahead of her peers. Due to her efforts and sincerity, she always remains at the top 10 of her class.

Ms. Donna Bowen also devotes her time in extra-curricular activities and kept exact balance between studies and other activities. She is a member of the Dramatics Club and is a very good swimmer. She is popular among her all classmates due to her sense of humor and bubbly nature.

Therefore I feel much pleasure while recommending Ms. Donna Bowen for pursing her Doctoral Studies and I am confident she will excel in her studies.

I am sure you are going to consider the recommendation favorably.


Dermot Blaine

Head of Department of Mathematics

Recommendation Letter for Promotion

Sheridan T. Ronald,

Head of Finance Department

1236 Derek Drive

Warren, OH 45698

Mr. Wyman Garth Tobias


THYG Corporation

125 Goose Town Drive

Lenoir, NC 28638

August 6, 2021

Ref: Recommendation for Promotion for Mr. Lombard Neal as Regular Finance Manager

Dear Mr. Tobias,

I am writing this letter in reference to our latest discussion of last week, I would like to present Mr. Lombard Neal to be a Regular Finance Manager in our Finance Department. He is an asset for our organization which has already proved several times during his first year of service. He has already shown his hard work during pressured moments.

He always submits his work on time and can perform more than one task at a time. He is also very qualified for the position based on my opinion. I gave similar thoughts in his yearly performance assessment recommending him for the post. So, I ask you to do consider him as a candidate for the promotion to downsize the present demand for the position.

Yours Truly,

Sheridan T. Ronald

Recommendation Letter for Citizenship


Ministry of External Affairs,

Government of France,

2 Avenue Gabriel,

75008 Paris,


Respected Sir,

I am writing this letter to recommend Mr. Norman Sherlock, who wishes to seek the citizenship of France. I would like to inform you that, Mr. Norman was a native of Canada. He migrated from Canada to France in the year 2000 in pursuit of his employment. Since then, he had been staying in France, working for a government organization under French minority. Now he wishes to change his nationality as French.

We have verified all the facts pertaining to his stay in France and confirm them as valid. He has been residing at the address 674, Paris, CDSE since 2001. His Canadian passport no is CAFS570844 and he has not applied for any voter identity card/ration card/pan card for the same reason.

Attached to this letter are the documents required, in support of the above said.

Kindly consider his citizenship.

Thanking you so much for considering this letter.

Yours Sincerely,


Home Ministry,

Government of Paris,


Fellowship Recommendation Letter

Dermot Foster

821 Zimbabwe Ave

Washington DC 20021

August 6, 2021

Henry Ian

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Washington DC 20500

Dear Mr. Henry,

I am writing to recommend Mr. Garth Enoch for the Auditor Fellowship Program. I have been his professor in three courses over the last three semesters here at Washington University.

Garth always enjoys every study related activity in class. Garth repeatedly displayed his curiosity and devotion by taking on independent research and good-natured debates in class. If I assigned a chapter as “optional reading,” you can bet because Garth will read it. Still, Garth is remarkably humble. He is a good listener, both thoughtful and open to new perspectives.

Along with his many academic achievements, he has been involved in several extracurricular activities, from the university lacrosse team to serving as a volunteer on the Up All Night Fundraising Drive.

I am proud of Garth’s accomplishments at our university, and am confident he will excel in the fellowship program. It excites me to think of the impact that Garth will have in our field.


Dermot Foster

Volunteer Services Recommendation Letter

August 6, 2021

Michael Rutledge, M.D.

Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Illinois State University, School of Medicine

Illinois State University ­ Main Campus

Chicago, IL, USA 60615

Dear Smith,

Hope you will read this letter in the best of your health. How your days are going on because it is a golden period for you mean holidays. What are you planes regarding holidays? I am assured that you have planned something sensational and creative as usual. I am writing this letter to you for special purpose and want to ask have you some free time now? Actually the staff of organization for which I discharge services has been struck badly by weather.  Almost quarter the strength of my staff has been struck.

I dreadfully need your services and if you are wishing to give your volunteer services for the organization at least for a period of 4 weeks then it would be very kind of you. It will also be an exciting new experience for you and it can’t disturb your activities because I know you have sufficient free time now.

Hoping for a favorable response,

Your loving uncle,

T. Morgano, M.D.

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10 Free Letters of Recommendation Formats
10 Free Letters of Recommendation Formats
10 Free Letters of Recommendation Formats to Use

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