Dear Recommender, The student giving you this recommendation form is applying for a $5,000 college scholarship that awards Real Life refugee or immigrant teens in the community. This is a needs-based scholarship. In addition to need, we are looking for students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a refugee or immigrant background
  • Be a current or past Real Life participant
  • Be accepted to a college or university
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Are highly motivated


The deadline for all parts of the application is March 15, 2023. No incomplete or late applications will be considered. We hope you have received this form in a timely manner and can assist the student in providing this recommendation as part of his or her application


Please complete the form below to the best of your ability.  For any questions, contact our Real Life Director, Melissa Pearson, at or 801-467-4417.

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