Scholarship Thank You Letter Examples

The Scholarship Thank You Letter

Sending a scholarship thank you letter to the donor who awarded you a scholarship

is imperative.

Doing so communicates your sincere gratitude for the donor’s generosity, and reflects very positively on you as the scholarship recipient.


writing a scholarship thank you letter,

remember to include a few details about yourself.

Donors often like to know something about the students they are helping, and how their financial assistance is contributing to their growth and development.

What to Include in Your Scholarship Thank You Letter:

Share a bit about your personal life.

  • Where you grew up
  • A little about your family background
  • What personal and educational experiences led to your college/university choice
Tell about your present experiences.
  • What your college major is or will be
  • What your present experiences are at college, or what you hope to experience at your chosen college or university
  • What community, educational or professional organizations you participate in
Talk about your future plans.
  • What you intend to accomplish at college.
  • What your future career plans are

Finally, be sure to include your personal address and phone number in the opening of your letter. Also, check it carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.

It’s a good idea to have a trusted third party to read your letter. He or she may catch an error that you didn’t, and save you a ton of embarrassment.

We’ve provided a couple of samples below to give you a few ideas.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Samples

Dear Scholarship


Ever since I was a small child, I have dreamed of attending law school. Since being recently named a recipient of the __________________________ Scholarship, my dream is finally becoming a reality.

I am glad to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity. Without donors like you, many students would be unable to pursue the career of their dreams.

My future plans include pursuing a career in criminal law. I not only have a passion for the law, but also a vision to help make my community a safer place to live.

Once again, I offer my sincerest thanks for your generous support.



Dear Scholarship Donor,

I am honored to be a recipient of the ______________ Scholarship. Your generous support is helping me to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to college.

Growing up in a single-parent home where my mom had to work very hard to make ends meet has made me realize the value of a college education. I will be the first in my family to attend college, and I hope to set a fine example for my younger sister Kayla.

My first semester as a freshman at ________________ College/University has been both challenging and exciting. It seems that academically, I am off to a great start, having made the dean’s list for the term.

My plans at this stage are to complete a major in early elementary education. ______________________ College/University is noted around the country for its stellar teacher education program, and I am fortunate to have been accepted.

Working as a latchkey program tutor during my high school career, I enjoyed tutoring young children in math and reading comprehension. I hope to teach elementary school here in Tucson, AZ after I graduate.

Thanks to generous organizations such as yours, this goal in now within my reach.


Want to see more thank you letter examples? Check out our personal thank you letter or our business thank you notes page.

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