When preparing a thank you letter to a scholarship donor, please consider the following areas of focus. (View a sample thank you letter)

  • Express appreciation to the donor
  • Name the specific scholarship received
  • Identify scholarship coverage dates
  • Describe how scholarships will assist your academic pursuits
  • Identify name of degree and profession you are currently enrolled or pursuing
  • Convey how degree will help you and your community
  • As desired, identify specific learning experiences and/or professor that have had a positive impact in helping you in your studies
  • Close with a positive affirmation to the donor of your appreciation for the scholarship