Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Recommendation Questions

Applicants will enter a recommender's OSU name.dot email address.  Recommenders will then receive an invitation to submit their responses to the questions listed below.  This page is provided merely to assist recommenders in preparing their responses.

We cannot accept any recommendations to the Ray Award that do not use the online form! Each response is limited to 1500 characters. (If using Microsoft Word to prepare your responses, use "Tools | Word Count..." and read the line that says "Characters (with spaces)".) Please do not include the applicant's name in your responses.

  1. Research: The Ray Travel Award is granted to no more than the top 40% of all applicants.A number of factors contribute to ranking, including research, service, and personal development towards goals.Why do you think this student deserves the Ray Award?
  2. Conference: Describe the importance and professional standing of the conference that the applicant wishes to attend.
  3. Professional Development: All of our applicants are very distinguished and worthy of an award. What is an area in which you feel the student still has room to develop? Besides the obvious benefits of being able to network and gain feedback from others in attendance, how will attendance at this conference contribute to the applicant's professional development?