How to Write a Thank You Letter [Download Sample]

How to Write a perfect scholarship thank you letter. you can download a scholarship thank you letter sample below in this post. The Importance Of Thanking Your DonorScholarship 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.

Writing A Well Written Letter

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

Thank You Letter Tips:

  1. Write clearly and concisely.
  2. Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.
  3. Express enthusiasm.
  4. Be sincere.
  5. Send it typewritten in business format.
  6. Use quality paper.
  7. Handwritten notes or typed letters are acceptable. If you opt for a handwritten note, please use stationary or a card.
  8. Address the letter Dear [Name of Scholarship] Donor
  9. For handwritten notes, please write legibly. Please keep your note to a couple of paragraphs. You may want to make a draft before writing the final copy. Please put your university ID number (UNID) under your signature. For an example, please see the letter below.
  10. If you opt to type your letter, keep it to a few paragraphs. Sign your name on letter and use your UNID. Please see the example letter below.
  11. Make sure your letter is free of spelling and grammatical errors! Have someone review your letter before submitting.
  12. If you received multiple donor-funded scholarships, please submit a letter for each scholarship.
  13. Put the letter in the envelope. If not mailing, please label the envelope with [Name of Scholarship] Thank You Note.
  14. Letter can be mailed or dropped off at the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Please submit the letter by the due date stated in your award letter. If dropping off in person, either drop it off at the UOSFA windows on the first floor of the SSB during regular office hours or utilize the drop box in front of the windows.

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.  The sample letters (provided below) are to help you compose your own thank you letter in a professional business format

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 1

[Date]

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

Dear [Donor Name or Organization Name],

First paragraph:   State the purpose of your letter.

I am writing to thank you for your generous $500 [Name of scholarship] scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship.

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

I am a Biology major with an emphasis in physiology and anatomy. I plan to pursue a career in pharmacy upon graduating from Fresno State. I am currently a junior carrying 17 units, and plan to graduate in the fall of 2007. After graduation, I will attend San Francisco Pharmacy School to earn my pharmaceutical degree. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.

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

By awarding me the [Name of scholarship], you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community.  I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

Sincerely,

[Sign your name here]

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

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 2

[Date]

[Mr./Mrs. First and Last Name of Donor or Name of Organization ]
[Name of Scholarship]
[Address]
[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 Early Childhood Education with hopes of becoming an elementary teacher.  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 the teacher and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.

Sincerely,

[Sign your name here]

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

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 3

Date

Your Name
Address

Donor Name
Address

Dear Scholarship Donor,

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the ______________Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support I am the first in my family to attend college.

Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges but has also helped me realize the value of a college education.

I have just begun my undergraduate career as a freshman at ________________ College/University and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start. My plans at this stage are to complete a major in Political Science. ___________________ College/University offers one of the finest programs in the country and I consider myself fortunate to be able to attend.

Working as a volunteer in my community throughout my high school career, I enjoyed helping people learn about community services available to them. I hope to be able to serve in a political position sometime in the future, where I might have even more of an ability to help less fortunate and under-represented social groups.  My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization.  Thank you for enabling this opportunity!

Sincerely,

Your Name

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 4

Date

Your Name
Address

Donor Name
Address

Dear Scholarship Donor,

My lifelong dream of attending medical school is moving forward, thanks to generous educational scholarships like yours.  Since being named one of the recipients of the __________________________ Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality at ___________ College/University Medical School. The $_______ award gives me an opportunity to earn skills that will serve the medical community following graduation. Thank you personally for your generosity: Without scholarship patrons willing to support medical education, students such as myself would be unable to pursue advanced healthcare degrees.

Your scholarship will help me earn credentials in Pediatric Medicine, which requires special training and coursework.  My passion for medicine is matched only by my love for children, so my decision to specialize in Pediatrics comes from the heart.

Once again, thank you for the vote of confidence and the medical school scholarship.  I am committed to my education and to the healthcare field, and one step closer to becoming a doctor, thanks to your continued generosity and the _____________________ Scholarship.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 5

[Date]

[Name of Scholarship] Donor
University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
University of Utah
201 S 1460 E, Rm, 105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Dear [Name of Scholarship] Donor,

State the purpose of your letter.
As a recipient of the 2015-2016 [Name of Scholarship], I wanted to thank you for funding this scholarship.

Share something about yourself, your goals, and indicate why the scholarship is important.
I will be a junior majoring in journalism here at the University of Utah this fall and I am on track to graduate Spring 2017. My goal is to become an investigative reporter for one of the major television networks. Currently, I am a news reporter with the Utah Daily Chronicle and volunteer 20 hours a month at Primary Children’s Hospital. I also work 30 hours a week to help fund my education. Thanks to this scholarship, I will be able to reduce my work schedule and focus more on my studies.

Conclude by thanking the donor again.
Thank you again for your investment in the University of Utah and students like me. I hope to give back to the university someday and help a student reach their educational goals with a scholarship.

Sincerely,
[Add your signature]
Your Name
UNID

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 6

(SDSU sample scholarship thank you letter)

Dear Trustees of the Jonathan Giver Scholarship:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Jonathan Giver Scholarship for Academic Excellence.  As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunities this award will provide me. I rely on financial aid, grants and student loans to help finance my education.  Receiving this scholarship will help reduce my financial burdens and provide assistance for me as I continue pursuing my education.

Attending San Diego State University has always been my dream. My mother and father met at SDSU and growing up, we often came to campus to attend football and basketball games.  I am from Bear Valley, CA, and graduated from Bear Valley High School with honors.  I am a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha sorority, and I participate in the SDSU Women’s Soccer Sports Club.  I am also involved with the Journalism Club and I work part-time at Aztec Shops Book Store.  Upon completion of my degree I will pursue a career in investigative news reporting.

Once again, thank you for supporting the students of San Diego State University.

Your generosity truly makes a difference.

Sincerely,
Miriam P. Almstead

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 7

Date

Dear Scholarship Donor,

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the (name of the scholarship). Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to (explain how receiving this scholarship has impacted your college experience).

As I complete my education at Weber State University, I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift. Because of your scholarship, (explain how receiving this scholarship will positively impact your future).

Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous gift.

Sincerely,

Your Name
Your W Number
Weber State University
Class of 20XX

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 8

Please modify this example letter for your unique letter and situation. Do not copy and paste this example letter, it is only intended as a guideline.

[Your Name]
[Your return address, optional]
[Your phone number, optional]
[Your email, optional]

[Date (Example format: March 14, 2017)]

[Donor’s Full Name (Listed on Scholarship Agreement)]
c/o Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Attn: Nicolle Sanchez, Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 878109
Tempe, AZ 85287-8109

Dear [Donor name],

**State the purpose of your letter.**

As a recipient of the 2017-2018 [Name of Scholarship], I want to thank you for funding this scholarship. It will make all the difference in my academic journey this year.

**Share something about yourself, your goals, and indicate why the scholarship is important.**

I will be a junior majoring in biomedical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering this fall and I am on track to graduate Spring 2019. My passion is rehabilitative medical devices, and as a student in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative I am helping to create a device to alleviate symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease. I chose this major because I knew I could help make lives better, and the research I’m doing as an undergraduate helps me feel that I’m well on my way.

Currently, I also volunteer 20 hours a month at the Mayo Clinic, and your scholarship helps to financially support my decision to volunteer time and efforts to helping others. Last semester I worked 30 hours a week to help fund my education. Thanks to this scholarship, I will be able to reduce my work schedule and focus more on my studies and research. I also hope to apply for a travel grant to present my research project at a national conference.

**Conclude by thanking the donor again and re-stating your hopes for the future.**

Thank you for supporting engineering students like me at Arizona State University. After I start my own medical device company or finish medical school, I hope to give back to other students, just like you gave to me.

Sincerely,

[Add your signature]

[Your Name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 9

Please modify this example letter for your unique letter and situation. Do not copy and paste this example letter, it is only intended as a guideline.

[Your Name]
[Your return address, optional]
[Your phone number, optional]
[Your email, optional]

[Date (Example format: March 14, 2017)]

[Donor’s Full Name (Listed on Scholarship Agreement)]
c/o Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Attn: Nicolle Sanchez, Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 878109
Tempe, AZ 85287-8109

Dear [Donor name],

**State the purpose of your letter.**

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 [Name of Scholarship]. Thanks to your generous support I am the first in my family to attend college.

**Share something about yourself, your goals, and indicate why the scholarship is important.**

I have just begun my undergraduate civil engineering degree as a freshman in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and am off to a great start. I am taking a class on sustainability and am really excited about the idea of using engineering to work toward sustainable solutions. In particular, as a native of the Valley of the Sun, I am interested in water resources and how to better manage watersheds and dam construction to meet societal needs in an environmentally-friendly fashion.

This semester I hope to get involved in a handful of student organizations, including the Concrete Canoe team. The team aims to build a canoe out of concrete that still manages to float. I’ve been told it’s possible and I’m excited to learn more! Once I learn more about the university, I also hope to be able to serve in a mentorship position so that I can help other first-generation scholarship students.

**Conclude by thanking the donor again and re-stating your hopes for the future.**

My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from your scholarship. Thank you for enabling me to go to college — a dream come true for me and my family!

With gratitude,

[Add your signature]

[Your Name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 10

[Your address]

[City, state, zip]

[Date]

[Name of scholarship]

[Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [name of scholarship donor],

I would like to sincerely thank you for selecting me as the recipient of the [name of scholarship] scholarship for the year 2018-2019 academic year at [name of university or college]. I am truly thankful for your financial assistance and commitment towards International students’ educational advancement.

One of my greatest dreams has been earning a doctorate degree in [name of course] at [name of university], and this would never have been possible by now without generous donor like you who are awarding scholarship which covers my tuition fees in full.

I cannot thank you enough for giving me the financial support that will enable me to keep pursuing my academic career. I only hope that one day I can make meaningful contributions to the educational pursuits of future students just as you have made my dream a reality through scholarship.

Sincerely,

[Insert your name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 11

[Your address]

[City, State, zip]

[Date]

[Name of scholarship]

[Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [name of scholarship donor],

I feel exceedingly honored to be one of the recipients of the [name of scholarship] Scholarship, and want you to know the impact the financial grant has made in my academic and personal life.

Your scholarship will be very beneficial in helping me to realize my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse, caring for vulnerable children, and saving people’s lives.

Please accept my sincerest thank you for this huge help allowing my dream come true. And I hope to be able to help future students achieve their academic goals just as you have helped me.

Sincerely,

[Insert your name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 12

[Your address]

[City, State, zip]

[Date]

[Name of scholarship]

[Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [name of scholarship donor],

I am writing to thank you for awarding me the [name of scholarship] scholarship for the 2019 academic year at [name of university or college]. I am truly appreciative of the opportunity given to continue pursuing my academic career.

I am also glad to let you know that I am the first person in my family to attend overseas university. It would not have been possible without your donation to the [name of university or college] scholarship program for academic excellence.

Thank you again for the life-changing gift you have given and equipping me for a lifetime of success.

Sincerely,

[Insert your name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 13

[Your address]

[City, State, zip]

[Date]

[Name of scholarship]

[Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [name of scholarship donor],

I am writing to thank you for the support that you have provided for me through the [name of scholarship] award in the 2018-2019 academic year at [name of University or college].

Becoming a computer scientist has always been what I wanted to be in life. I have no doubt in my mind to say that this financial assistance has made it so easy for me to spend more time on my studies and has put me on a path to greatness.

Thank you for helping me attain one of my greatest dreams. You have inspired me in any way and that one sure way to give something back to the community is through scholarship.

Sincerely,

[Insert your name]

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 14

Hello! My name is XXXXXXXX and I was awarded the [NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP]. I was both delighted and honored to receive this award and I’m writing this letter to convey my gratitude.

I am a creative writing major, with a deep love of literature and words. In high school I excelled in English classes, and I am looking forward to taking many of the wonderful and unique English courses Miami offers in my upcoming college career. I also have an interest in history courses, several of which I hope to take just to further my knowledge. I can, on occasion, enjoy a science class or two, but I must admit math is not and never has been a favorite of mine.

When I’m not caught up in my studies, I am involved in the technical aspects of theatre, something I have done since high school and have continued to enjoy in college. I’m also enrolled in an equestrian class, as horseback riding is another favorite activity of mine. A club I recently joined upon attending Miami is ASAP, or African School Advancement Program, that focuses on raising money for school supplies for a school in Tanzania. In the summer, the club sponsors an annual trip overseas to teach the kids of the school English, because they’re in desperate need for native English-speaking teachers—it is a requirement that all children pass their English language test in order to go on to secondary school. This club has been an inspiring and educational opportunity for me, and I love every aspect of being involved in it so far. I look forward to everything else we do throughout the year.

As a creative writing major, I hope to find work in the future as an author. Writing has always been the thing I am most passionate about and I look forward to growing as a writer here at Miami. Aside from writing, I am also interested in the editing and publishing aspects of novels. Goals I have for the future involve a lot of traveling, as the more I see of the world the more I can write about it. I’ll begin with studying abroad, perhaps in Luxembourg next year.

That is a little bit about me and my college experience so far. I am a first generation college student, and my parents are ecstatic that I was able to attend this university—something that was only made possible by generous donations such as this one. Once again I would like to thank you considerably for giving me this opportunity. I will not forget it, and will always strive to make the most of it.

You have my deepest gratitude and most heartfelt of thanks.

Sample Scholarship Thank You Letter 15

I would like to sincerely thank you for your generous contribution to Miami University’s scholarship program.

I am an out-of-state student who is constantly struggling to find new ways to pay for school. I also spent all of last year searching for a career path, finally settling on Family Studies at the end of my second semester. Over the course of the summer, I started second-guessing that choice because I feared I would not be able to pay off my debts if I went into a family studies profession.

When I received the [NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP] in the mail, I sat in silence for a good 20 minutes. I couldn’t believe it. I was overcome with happiness. I felt as if it was a sign from the universe telling me that I was finally headed in the right direction, that I would make it through. My family also felt a weight lifted off their shoulders, and they no longer had to worry about how they would pay for my schooling this year.

All in all, your act of kindness made an incredible difference in my life as well as my family’s. I am now taking my first semester of family studies course and loving every minute.

So thank you again for your donation, and please, do notdownplay the difference you have made. It means more than I can say.

Thank you again for so generously supporting Miami students.

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