[Chair's Name], Chair
Department of ______________
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943
Month Date, Year
Dear [Chair's Name]
I am writing to request permission to participate in the department's honors program. I have met the formal requirements for the program and have asked Dr. ________ to supervise my work. [He/she] has consented and will send you a letter supporting my petition.
I propose the following as an honors project:
[Include a detailed statement of general honors activities; discuss general and specialized needs for completing the project, e.g., library resources, equipment, supplies, etc.]
My reasons for wanting to participate in honors work in the department include:
[Include a detailed statement of interest and discuss the benefits to the student and the department that may arise from completion of the proposed honors work. Be sure to include a statement of your qualifications that make you a strong candidate for departmental honors.]
Thank you for your consideration of my request for permission to do honors work in .
cc: Dr. J. Vitale
Chair, Honors Council