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Rogers Scholar Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

                          The Center for Rural Development

                                                                        2292 South Highway 27, Suite 300

                                                                        Somerset, Kentucky 42501

                                                                        Telephone: (606) 677-6000

                                                                        Facsimile: (606) 677-6010



September 1, 2015


To:         Supporters of Rogers Scholars Candidates

From:     Lonnie Lawson

Subject:  Recommendation Letter Guidelines


Dear Madam or Sir:


The student who has presented you this letter is asking you to write a letter of recommendation on their behalf as they apply for the Rogers Scholars Program through The Center for Rural Development.  If selected, the student will be participating in a week long program and will have access to 17 different exclusive college and university scholarships.  A total of 60 students will be selected for the program in 2016, representing communities all across our 45-county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky.  The program, whose namesake is Congressman Hal Rogers, is very prestigious, and it is quite an honor to be selected.


The Rogers Scholars Program seeks to build the future leaders of our region and encourages students to have an increased commitment to rural Southeastern Kentucky.  The program is focused around leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.  Students applying to the program should have a strong interest in these focus areas.  In your letter of recommendation, please tell us how you have seen the student demonstrate skills and interest in these areas of focus and why you think they would be a good representative of your community.


Learning more about The Center for Rural Development and our Rogers Scholars Program would certainly be helpful as you write your letter of recommendation.  You may do so by visiting our website at or  Please call us anytime at (606) 677-6000 if you have questions or would like to receive information by mail.  Thank you for taking the time to support the student who is striving to be selected for this program.



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Lonnie Lawson

President & CEO