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How to Write a “Thank You Letter” for Scholarships – Guidelines and Sample Letters

"Thank You Letter" for Scholarships - A Detailed Guide

The biggest problem that young students from all over the world have to deal with is getting financial help. Universities are expensive and fortunately, there are many scholarships that have been specially designed to support the educational endeavors of students. The best thing about these scholarships is that most of them don’t ask for anything in return, only a well-written and detailed “thank you letter” from the student who is receiving support.

We know that applying for a scholarship is an important step in a student’s life and that all of them want to make sure that their “thank you letter” looks great and that it will get the attention of the people who are in charge of awarding students with scholarships. This is why for today we have decided to give everyone a handful of tips to help them create a well-written letter and also two examples that students can follow.

Guidelines to Follow

Students can write anything they want in the “thank you letter” as long as it’s relevant to the scholarship or to their academical studies. However, there are some guidelines that students should always follow if they want to make sure that their letter stands out from the rest.

  1. Don’t make any grammatical errors;
  2. Show your sincere enthusiasm;
  3. Use quality paper;
  4. Don’t lie on the letter about accomplishments;
  5. Once again, make sure that there aren’t any grammatical errors.

Sample Thank You Letter [First Example]

[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 [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 Thank You Letter [Second Example]

[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 teacher and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.

Sincerely,

[Sign your name here]

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

 Final Words

We also want to advise students who are interested in writing a “thank you letter” to try and switch things up a bit. Don’t just copy and paste the sample letters shown above, put something in there to make them unique. In addition, everyone who wants to get a “Letter of Reference” can CLICK HERE and find out more.

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Muhammad Yousaf

Muhammad Yousaf is mentoring new students to win scholarships for a long time. He realized the fact that it is essential to create a platform where students can find authentic opportunities to apply for and ask questions regarding any relevant matters.

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