Nominating a student
Secondary school teachers are an integral part of the application process for Tujenge Scholars Program. We rely on your open and honest evaluations of applicants to get to know them better and to help us understand the context that they come from.
Teacher advocacy is highly valued, and we are deeply thankful to the many educators who encourage their students to apply for the program every year. Because we accept applications from any student, there is no formal nomination process. However, we do require applicants to provide us with a letter of recommendation from an instructor. When writing a letter of recommendation, we encourage instructors to speak directly to what makes their student uniquely qualified for the program. Information about a student’s family life, extracurriculars, and responsibilities is particularly welcomed. Specific information about a student’s academic growth is also especially helpful.