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 the scholarship donor and use their name if possible.  If you are unsure of the donor's name, address the letter as: 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.
  • Include a photograph of yourself.
  • Be accurate and have someone else proofread your letter for correct spelling and grammar.
  • Include your W number.
  • Remember to sign your letter (electronic signatures work too).
  • Return your letter to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office within 14 days after accepting your scholarship(s) online. This can be either in person or by sending 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!