Whether you are applying to get into a college or university or to obtain a scholarship, you will need to write a motivation letter or statement of purpose. Also, you might also need to write a draft recommendation letter or referral letter for your recommender.
To facilitate your task, you can refer to books in libraries or search the internet. Some of these sites you might want to look at are listed below:
Motivation Letter/Statement of Purpose
Article on writing a motivation letter, www.eastchance.com
Website discussing step-by-step process on writing a statement of purpose, www.statementofpurpose.com
Recommendation Letter/Referral Letter
Article on writing a recommendation letter, www.eastchance.com
Sample recommendation letters, www.businessmajors.about.com
Forum where your writing is edited or commented on by people from all over the world, www.englishforums.com
Do exercise due diligence in using the links.