The scholarship programs are funded through generous contributions made by various donors. It is important to acknowledge those contributions that help ease the financial burden of attending college for so many students.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sample Thank You Letter

Sample Thank You Letter


[Mr./Mrs. First and Last Name of Donor or Name of Organization ]
[Name of Scholarship]
[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Donor Name or Organization Name],

First paragraph: State the purpose of your letter.

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the [Name of Scholarship]
possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of
your support.

Second paragraph: Share a little about yourself and indicate why the scholarship is important.

I am currently majoring in Biochemistry with hopes of becoming an scientist one day. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying.

Third paragraph: Close by thanking the person again and make a commitment to do well with
the “donor’s investment.”

Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually give something back to others, both as teacher and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.


[Sign your name here]

[Type your name]
[Your address]
[City, State, Zip]

A Well Written Scholarship Thank You Letter

Writing a Well Written Letter

Make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors. You are an important part of your college or University, and the literacy demonstrated in your letter is a reflection on all of us.

1. Write clearly and concisely.

2. Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.

3. Express enthusiasm.

5. Make it personal; tell why this scholarship is important to you.

6. Send it typewritten in business format.

7. Use quality paper.

You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood
above all other applicants. Sending a typed thank you letter confirms that this scholarship
was important enough to you to take the time to present yourself in a professional manner.

Many sample scholarship thank you letters can be found on the home page.

The Importance of Thanking Your Donor

The Importance of Thanking Your Donor

Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the
educational endeavors of students like you. They typically ask for nothing in return, but
receiving a well written thank you letter from a student is always special and lets the donor know
that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter reminds them why they gave in
the first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students.

Example Format of Thank You Scholarship Letter

Example Format

Your Street Address
City, State Zip

Mr. and Mrs. Roland
Street Address
City, State Zip

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Roland:

First paragraph: Explain why you are writing the letter. Be sure to identify your scholarship and
that you are student in the School of Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Second (and possible third) paragraph: Tell the donor a little about yourself. You can briefly
describe your research, any special programs or student organizations in which you participate,
student projects, work experience, leadership experience, etc. You can also write about your plans
after you graduate.

Closing paragraph: Thank your donor again for the scholarship and let the donor how much you
appreciate their generous contribution to your education and the School of Medicine.


[Handwritten signature]
Your Name Typed

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scholarship Thank You Letter Example

Thank You Letter Examples

The following letters have been provided for you to use as a guide when creating your own personalized thank you letter to the donor of your scholarship.

 To the Trustee of the XXXXXXXXX Scholarship Fund,

Thank you very much for the XXXXXXXXXX scholarship that I have been awarded. I am honored to have been selected. It seemed almost like a gift from above, and I want you to know how thankful I am that there are wonderful people willing to help me.

After high school, I attended a community college and graduated with an associate degree, then started working. I have always wanted to return to school, but didn't have the motivation until I met a ABCD alum who suggested that I consider completing my degree at ABCD. After visiting the campus and learning a little bit about the university, my mind was made up. I plan to work toward a Bachelor of Arts in English, then a Master's in Teaching. Eventually, I'd like to teach at the high school level. I had a great teacher in high school who will serve as my role model. She was successful in helping all of the students learn.

Thank you so much for helping to make this plan possible for me.


Monday, November 14, 2011