Letters of Recommendation

Before you ask me to write you a letter of recommendation, ask yourself: will she be able to write me a strong letter? have I talked with her during her office hours?

If you are interested in having me write you a recommendation,  contact me at least two (2) weeks before the due date due to workload.  In order to support your application and to have the strongest letter possible, please send answers to the questions below two (2) weeks BEFORE the letter is due.

  • The institution(s), address(es), and due date(s) for the letter(s)
  • One paragraph explaining how you met me, what semester and year you met me, and in what capacity.
  • Your GPA and major(s)/minor
  • One paragraph detailing your working relationship with me.   How did/do you interact in class? How did you contribute to the intellectual discussion/ learning of the class overall? What specific project/paper did you create?
  • One paragraph about your life at the Colleges and in the broader community. Describe your involvement in committees, clubs, communities, conferences, etc.
  • Add any information that you think is particularly relevant for the specific use of the letter, or any other particulars you think are important but not included in the above items.
  • One paragraph about why you are applying for this and how it relates to your goals.

Please include:

* your most recent resume

* a draft of your personal statement/ essays

*necessary forms with ALL the the information filled out, including my title, name, institution, office phone, office address,  and email

* addressed envelopes or ALL the links for online submission

Please send ALL the links with deadlines at one time.

Please send me a reminder email five (5) days before the letter is due.

If you decide to not to apply to an institution after submitting a letter request, please let me know.  

Resources: Summer- Public Health

* REACH Summer Internship: Due early March

* Human Impact Partners: Internships tab

* Seeding Change Fellowship: Due late January 

* Public Health Awakened: Resources

* Columbia: Summer Public Health Scholars Program : Due January 31

* Engage Chicago: Early deadline (late Jan); Regular deadline (late Feb); Final (early April)

*CDC: James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program: Due January 31

* Maternal Child Health Careers/ Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement: (MCHC/RISE) Public Health: Due January 31

* Morehouse: Public Health Leader Fellowship Program: Due January 31

*PPIA University of California, Berkeley: Junior Summer Institute: Public Policy: Due November 1

* University of California, Los Angeles: Public Health Scholars Program Training Program: Due January 31

*University of Michigan: Future Public Health Leaders Program: Due January 31

Resources: Pathways to Graduate School

* Claremont Colleges: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: Due mid-February (Sophomores)

* Institute for Recruitment of Teachers: Due March 1 (Juniors/ Seniors)

* Leadership Alliance

Resources: Post-Graduate

* Coro Fellowship: Due early January

* Public Allies

* Greenlining Fellowship Programs

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