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.
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.