How to Write a Thank You Letter

The Financial Aid Office recommends that you submit a written acknowledgment to your donors(s) for their contribution to your scholarship. It is suggested that you write it as soon as possible while it is fresh on your mind. Your donor(s) will appreciate the written correspondence and would like to hear from you. Click here to view a sample thank you letter.

If you have questions on who your thank you letter should be addressed to please email:

Here are also some additional helpful tips:

  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Speak to your academic performance and area of study
  • Mention where you came from and where you plan on going with your degree
  • Try not to focus on the material things (i.e. laptops and iPads) that you may be able to afford with the help of a scholarship
  • Double-check for typos and grammatical errors
  • Express enthusiasm
  • Be sincere
  • Send it typewritten in business format
  • Include a handwritten signature for typed thank you letters
  • Use quality paper

Page last modified June 22, 2017