Scholarship Thank You Letter

Congratulations on your scholarship! As part of accepting your award, you must write a letter to thank the donor who made it possible.

Writing Tips

  • 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, include a nice photograph of yourself.
  • Be accurate and have someone else proofread your letter for correct spelling and grammar.
  • Please include your W number.
  • Please remember to sign your letter.
  • Return your letter to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office within 14 days after accepting your scholarship(s) online.
  • Send your thank you letter as a PDF or Word Document to as an attachment

These letters mean a lot to our donors. Your thoughtfulness will help show them how their generosity makes a real difference!