Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp Letter of Recommendation Submission

Thank you for taking the time to recommend a candidate for Hoover's Summer Policy Boot Camp.

The Hoover Institutions Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

We ask recommenders to complete the following form, with all required fields marked by a red asterisk. Please note that recommendations for applications to the Summer Policy Boot Camp do not require a supplemental letter. However, if you feel your recommendation is best served with the addition of a letter, you may attach one at the bottom of this form.

Please be aware that admissions decisions are made only after all required materials are received and reviewed, so your prompt submission is kindly requested.

The deadline to submit your recommendation is January 17, 2022 for early bird registration and March 4, 2022 for regular registration.

If you have any questions, please click here to email the Summer Policy Boot Camp team with 'Recommender Inquiry' in the subject line.

You must click 'Submit' to finalize your recommendation. Please note that all fields are required for a complete submission.

Applicant Information
Recommender Information
Relationship Background
Please evaluate the applicant in each of the following categories relative to other students you have interacted with in your career in similar capacity.
Reference Questions
Please provide specific examples when answering these questions. You can copy and paste or type directly into the fields. If you would like to attach any supplemental information, please follow the upload instructions below.
Optional Supplemental Material
To upload a supplemental recommendation document, click the "Browse or Choose File" button to find and select your file. Once chosen, please click the "Upload" button or "Open" to attach it to your application. . Please upload in .pdf, .doc or .docx format.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.


Academic Program
Student Life
hispbc [at] stanford.edu (subject: Summer%20Policy%20Boot%20Camp%202017) (Contact)


  • January 17, 2022 (deadline for early bird applications – no fee)
  • March 4, 2022 (deadline for all applications)
  • April 16, 2022 (applicant notification of acceptance)
  • April 29, 2022  (commitment and housing deadline)