Tips for Writing a Thank You Letter for Scholarship
Don’t you think that after winning a scholarship one needs to thank the scholarship donor?
Scholarship donors are generous and compassionate people who magnanimously support the educational endeavors of students like you.
A thank you letter by you not only lets the donor feel glad about your time and effort took to write an attractive, well written letter but also represents a chance to relate your admiration and achievements that may give confidence to the donor to continue supporting other students like you.
Your thank you letter needs to be short and to the point. Though the letter needs to be written in a formal way try to reflect in it your own unique personality. Before start writing the letter few points which are to be taken into consideration are mentioned below:
Don’t send thank you emails. Always send a handwritten or typed thank you letter. If your handwriting is not good then better to go for typed one. The letter may be handwritten or typed. Use good quality plain white paper for the letter.
As soon as you get the congratulatory letter, start framing the thank you letter. Do not wait too long to send your letter of thanks.
Find out the name of the person /donor who should receive the letter with the appropriate title (Dear Dr., Mr., Mrs., Ms.) for addressing.
Start the first paragraph of the thank you letter by thanking the donor for their openhandedness in providing the” XYZ” scholarship. Please mention the full name of the scholarship in your letter (noted on your congratulatory letter).
In the second paragraph tell the donor something about yourself in brief like your educational background, achievements, extra circular activities, from where you are, what you want to achieve in life and how this scholarship is going to help in achieving your goals.
End the final paragraph by thanking the donor again and assuring to do well and justify the given scholarship amount.
Thoroughly check for grammatical and spelling mistakes. You can take help of
“Spell check” function in your word processing software in this regard. An error-free letter shows potency, capability and competency of the sender.
Lastly end with “Sincerely/ Regards”, sign your name and then type or print your name below your signature.
I hope now you are very much clear about how to write a thank you letter for scholarship. Remember the above mentioned tips, while you write the thank you letter. Wishing you luck.