Writing Your Scholarship Thank You Letter
You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood above other applicants. A thank you letter confirms that this scholarship was important enough to you to take the time to present yourself in a professional manner. Make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors. You are an important part of the UB Family, and the literacy demonstrated in your letter is a reflection on all of us.
Thank You Letter: Tips
- Write clearly and concisely.
- Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.
- Express enthusiasm.
- Be sincere.
- You are required to create a new letter each academic year. Do not submit the same letter from previous years. Letters that are the same or closely resemble your previous submissions will not be accepted.
Thank You Letter: Style and Content Overview
- Do not date your letter. You may mention the academic year in the letter content.
- Your letter should be at least 2-3 paragraphs in length (200-250 words).
- Consider using this as a guideline for your paragraph content:
- Use "Dear Donor:” - the office managing your letter will update salutations.
- Paragraph 1: State the purpose of your letter (in this case, to thank your donor(s) for making your scholarship possible). Be sure to include the full and correct name of the scholarship. This information was provided in the email you received confirming your scholarship requires a thank you note.
- Paragraph 2: Give a short biographical sketch, including academics, career goals, and relevant personal information. If you have a reoccurring scholarship, it is highly recommended that you give your donor(s) an update on your academic achievements.
- Paragraph 3: Include closing comments and final thanks.
- End with a closing salutation and your name