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: Donâ€™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. Youâ€™ve just been given a large sum of money. Donâ€™t ever imply that you were entitled to it.
Be Reassuring: One of the toughest things for scholarship donors, is the fact that they canâ€™t help everyone. If youâ€™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 youâ€™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]
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 familyâ€™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 youâ€™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,
For more guidance on writing a scholarship thank you letter the California State University has another nice primer here.