Thanking the Donor

Congratulations on receiving your scholarship. Weber State University alumni and friends provide scholarships to help pay for your education because they believe that students like you can make a difference in the world.

We strongly encourage you to express your gratitude to the donor or donors of your scholarship by writing a thank you letter. A well-written letter reflects favorably on you and is important to the scholarship donors, who appreciate learning about you, your goals, and future plans. Your letter confirms the value of their contributions, encouraging their continued support.

There are two steps for you to complete this process:

  1. Write the thank you letter - Click here for sample letters
    • Please use the following salutation:  Dear Scholarship Donor,
    • See below for letter guidelines
  2. Return your letter within 14 days of accepting your scholarship award to:

Financial Aid/Scholarship Office
Scholarship Thank You Letter
120 Student Service Center
3885 Campus Dr DEPT 1136
Ogden, UT 84408-7408

Guidelines for Writing Your Scholarship Thank You Letter

  • Please type your letter
  • Address the letter to: Dear Scholarship Donor,
  • Include the name of the scholarship that you received in your letter
  • Be sincere
  • Briefly tell the donor:
    • Why this scholarship is important to you and/or your family
    • How receiving this scholarship has impacted your academic career
    • How receiving this scholarship will positively impact your future
    • Any information about your background, goals, interests and activities that you would like to share with the donor
  • Express gratitude and use the words thank you within your letter
  • If you wish, please include a nice photograph of yourself
  • Be accurate and have someone else proof your letter for correct spelling and grammar
  • Please include your W number
  • Please remember to sign your letter
  • Do not seal your letter in an envelope. All letters will be sent in a Weber State University envelope.

Contact Us

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
120 Student Service Center
3885 West Campus Dr DEPT 1136
Ogden, Utah 84408-1136
Phone: 801-626-7569
Fax: 801-626-7408 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday)

Davis Campus:
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Wednesday)