Next step: You have been asked to write a thank you letter to the donor or representative of the scholarship you were awarded this year. It is important to send thank you letters in a timely manner for various reasons. One reason is to let them know how their gift impacted your, the recipient’s, life. Another reason is that a donor is more likely to continue awarding or even increase their scholarship awards when they know they are making a difference and are appreciated. Remember, your scholarship was available to you most likely because someone in the past followed through with writing a thank you.
The contact names for the scholarship(s) you’ve received are indicated on your award letter. If your scholarship has more than one contact responsible for the scholarship, or if you have received more than one scholarship that requires a thank you letter, you may use the same letter for each individual, remembering to change the salutation at the beginning and the name of the scholarship in the text of the letter. Please check your spelling and grammar! Remember this is a reflection on you and will stand to confirm that they, the donor, made a wise choice.