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Thank You Letter

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How to Write a Thank You Letter

The Importance of Thanking Your Donor

Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students like you. They typically ask for nothing in return, but receiving a well written thank you letter from a student is always special and lets the donor know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. They are interested in hearing about you - your academic plans, activities, and career goals, as well as what this scholarship means to you.

Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students. Crafting a Well Written Letter. Make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors. You are an important part of the Pikes Peak State College Family, and the literacy demonstrated in your letter is a reflection on us all. 

Thank You Letter Tips:
  1. Write clearly and concisely.
  2. Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.
  3. Express enthusiasm.
  4. Be sincere.
  5. It can be handwritten (if you write legibly) or typewritten in business format.
  6. Use quality paper (unless you have been asked to type the letter in an online format).

You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood above many other applicants. Sending a typed thank you letter confirms that this scholarship was important enough to you to take the time to present yourself in a professional manner.

The sample letters are to help you compose your own thank you letter in a professional business format. Do not copy these sample letters; use them as a template to construct a message that is unique to you. 

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