Sample Personal Reference Letter – Scholarship, Friend, Family Member + Writing Tips

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Introduction – Personal Reference Letter

Personal Reference Letter is also known as character reference letter which a document is written to evaluate a prospect’s personal character usually outside of a work environment. Though it can be written in landing a job, it is mainly needed for non-employment pursuits. It is also known as a personal recommendation. It is particularly designed towards discussing a candidate’s personality.

Sample Personal Reference Letter - Scholarship, Friend, Family Member
Sample Personal Reference Letter – Scholarship, Friend, Family Member

 Tips for writing a Personal Reference letter

Personal Reference Letters are a normally non-formal letter to highlight the positive personal attributes of an individual, but it is mainly written formally. This letter should focus on the person whom to write the letter. The personal reference letters start with the personal and close way that tells the reader to mention the understanding of the subject of the letter. The letter should be written in very simple words.

The beginning of the letter should mention that you are pleased to write the letter for conveyor and also mention the when you have known the conveyor. The second session of the Body part is the major part of the number that will be used to outlines the intended traits you wish to promote about the person. This should display the person’s good character. It is significant to be meant and carefully push the attributes needed for the conveyor.

In the last part as well as the closing part restate what you’ve already mentioned in the subject. This part helps to display that your starting view of the conveyor is placed beyond doubt and you can also use it to show your desire to give further information when required.

Here is my article, there is three sample of personal reference letter that will help to know more.

Sample Personal Reference Letter

Sample 1:- Personal Reference Letter for Friend

April 22, 2018

Dear Mariya Rose,

It is a very great pleasure to that I recommend Anees Nehwal. I have known him for last five years.

Anees has always a very high degree of integrity, responsibilities, and ambitions. He is definitely a good leader rather than the follower. He has outstanding scholastic skills, he has proven his captaincy ability by organizing a cricket league in North Dakota to gives a young player an opportunity to compete and learn good sportsmanship.

He is also the most dependable team player. His good judgment and mature outlook make sure a logical and practical approach to his endeavors.

Anees would be an asset to any organization, and I am feeling happy to give his my wholehearted endorsement.


Sample 2:- Reference Letter for Scholarship

April 22, 2018

Dear Rose,

I am writing this reference letter to recommend Josh for Jackson Smith Science and Technology Scholarship. Josh has been a student of mine for three years, taking my physical and Advanced Placement classes where he got an A grade in both the classes and show tremendous enthusiasm in Science. Josh has participated in all four of the science fair in high school and he is the officer in the school’s robotics club.

As the head of the science department of my school, I have observed Josh hard work to learn science and engineering concept, got good grades, and utilize better opportunities to learn more about the science and engineering. I know very well that Josh is fit for this scholarship and will give him these opportunities to showcase his enthusiasm in science and achieve his goal of working for the big university.

If you would like to know more or have any question, feel free to revert back.


Sample 3:- Personal Reference Letter for Sister

April 22, 2018

Dear Maria,

I felt honored when my sister Salina Martin asked me to write the reference letter to her.

Let me introduce her, Salina is not only good daughter, sister, and mother but she also found time to make happy environment. Unlike many other people, she is very always very excited about the new interest to commit.

Salina is just five years old from me. But in term of influence, she had on my life she might as well have been my mother. She was a good student in high school and studied Spanish for five years. Salina is a good problem solver. Much thought goes into the things Salina and she had an unusual ability to notice what other overlooks.

I could continue Salina’s many good qualities- her work, her energy, her focus, her creativity. Instead, I would simply like to say how much I think of Salina and how strongly I recommend her for any task that required to solve problems and a high level of commitment.

Lee Martin


The three samples of personal reference letters show the good quality of the person. The good quality may include committed, loyal, good listener, ambitious and so on. The letter should be written in a very positive manner as you see in all three samples. Hope these samples will help you write a personal reference letter.

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