Tips for Writing a Thank You Note/Letter
- Address the note/letter to Dear Mr. or Mrs. or to the specific scholarship committee. Never use a first name.
- You may either type or hand write the note. Keep the note short.
- If using a note card choose a light tone, such as white or ivory. Use a dark blue or black ink pen.
- Spell everything correctly. Have a friend or family member proofread the letter before you mail it.
- Write something specific about yourself that will make you unique.
- Sign the note/letter by hand and print your formal name.
- Put your return address on the letter and envelope in case the donor wishes to reply.
- Paragraph 1: Thank the donor for his/her generosity in providing you with these funds. Remember to mention the name of the scholarship.
- Paragraph 2: Tell the donor some personal information about yourself. Give a brief account of where you come from and your specific major.
- Paragraph 3: Provide some information concerning your future goals. A donor appreciates knowing you have well-defined goals and plans for postgraduate study, professional training, employment, mentor programs, etc.
- Paragraph 4: Thank the donor again.Sign the letter by hand and print your formal name.