Writing a Scholarship Thank You Letter

Lets go over the basics of writing a scholarship thank you letter.

Its always a good idea to thank any person or organization that gives you a large sum of money.

A few tips...

Write Concisely: Any professional letter should get to the point quickly, and avoid superfluous content.

Check Grammar and Spelling: Don’t give your donor any reason to regret giving you a scholarship. Double check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Be Gracious: Your thank you letter should be sufficiently gracious. You’ve just been given a large sum of money. Don’t ever imply that you were entitled to it.

Be Reassuring: One of the toughest things for scholarship donors, is the fact that they can’t help everyone. If you’ve been granted a scholarship, it means that someone else was denied.

So, do your best to reassure them that you were a good choice, that you’ll work hard and honor all of the conditions of the scholarship.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Sample

Here is a scholarship thank you letter sample that will give you an idea of the appropriate structure and length of your letter


Thank You for the Scholarship

[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear [Name],

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the generous scholarship you have given me [depending on the type of scholarship and organization, you may want to indicate the name and/or amount money granted]. I feel so fortunate to have been selected as a recipient of this honor. Your generosity will allow me to pursue my dreams, and for that, I cannot thank you enough.

I plan to continue my IT education and eventually build a career in the research and development area. However, my family’s financial conditions were not allowing me to pay for college without taking a loan. With this scholarship, your generosity and support will help me focus on my academics without having to worry about the tuition fee.

Thank you once again for your generosity. I promise I will work hard to prove myself worthy of this opportunity you’ve given me. I am looking forward to the day I am able to help other students just as you have helped me.

With sincere thanks,

[Your Name]

For more guidance on writing a scholarship thank you letter the California State University has another nice primer here.

Or, add a thank you quote to your letter.

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