Professor-Advocate Request Letter Template

Subject: My Professional Development


Professor XXXXXX,
Recently I was invited to apply for Succeed Faster 2014, a professional development event focused on networking, career building, mentorship and innovation.

I’m really excited to share that my application has been accepted! My hope is that this training event will help me pursue my education by inspiring me to accomplish some of my bigger dreams, learning how to innovate, and connecting me with a network of like-minded students and mentors.
I’m writing today to ask for your help.

Since I’m putting myself through school, money is always tight. Succeed Faster participants have a strong history of being sponsored by their colleges and bringing their learning back to campus. I’m seeking to follow this model by requesting support from XXXXXXX (College Name).

Would you be willing to help me in my pursuit of financial sponsorship through the college?

Specifically, I need two things. First, I need to know who might be the best contact to approach with my request. Do you have any direction for me on that? Second, I’d like to ask that you write a letter of recommendation for my attendance to Succeed faster as a part of my application process.

Would you be willing to help me accomplish these things professor XXXXXX?
I would be very grateful for your help. I know that you are well respected on campus, that you’ve had the opportunity to observe my drive to succeed and change the world for the better, and that a letter of recommendation from you would be a significant asset.
Thanks you for considering my request!

Please let me know if you’ll be able to help.