6 Sample “Thank You” Letters For A Scholarship

Did you receive a scholarship? Wondering how you might be able to send a "thank you" letter to your sponsor so that you come across as a business professional? This is a wonderful skill to learn and will provide you first experience in writing formal business letters.

Receiving a scholarship is a great honor. Showing your appreciation for being selected and showing your appreciation after graduation is a wonderful act. Let's jump into how you might be able to write your letter and what should be inside of it when you begin writing.

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The Types Of Scholarships

There are about eight different types of scholarships. While some of these are going to be applicable to our samples, some may not be. Here are the types of scholarships that you can get:

Why Send A “Thank You” Note For The Scholarship

After you’ve received a scholarship, writing a thank you note can be one of the best ways to ensure that you’re using your business senses wisely. “Thank you” letters often show gratitude for the time, effort and results that other professionals put forth for you.

A “thank you” letter can be the thing that sets you apart from other students and future professionals, resulting in a wider business network and more opportunity in the future.

What Are The General Rules For My “Thank You” Letter

Before writing your letter, here are a few things that you should keep in mind regarding your “thank you” letter:

Scholarship “Thank You” Letter Email Subject Lines

While your letter might not be an email (or shouldn’t be), you will want to send this as a PDF document by email. That is the most convenient way for them to receive the letter and ask you any follow-up questions or provide you a response.

When sending your letter, here are a few subject lines you can use:

Your “Thank You” Note Letterhead

When sending a “thank you” letter, it’s always best to have a business letterhead associated with the document. This is information regarding your contact information and addressing the receiving party.

What you’ll want to be sure is part of your business letterhead is:

After the body of your email, be sure that you use a proper, business professional closing statement to the letter.

Related: Thank You Email After Interview: Complete Guide, 10+ Samples

Academic Scholarship Letter Sample

Here is a sample letter for Academic Scholarships:

Ian Smith
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
ian.smith@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and for electing me to receive your academic scholarship. I wanted to send you this letter to show my gratitude for the life-changing event you’ve provided me.

I promise that I will continue to show greatness and hope to change the world for the positive. I will bring all my passions with me and hope to make you proud of the fact that you’ve given me this academic scholarship.

I am sincerely honored for this opportunity and I cannot thank you enough. You have changed my life.

Sincerely,
Ian Smith

Average Academic Scholarship Letter Sample

Here is a sample letter for an Average Academic Scholarship:

Ian Smith
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
ian.smith@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and for electing me to receive your academic scholarship. I wanted to send you this letter to show my gratitude for the life-changing event you’ve provided me.

I am sincerely honored for this opportunity and I cannot thank you enough. You have changed my life.

Sincerely,
Ian Smith

Athletic Scholarship Letter Sample

Here is a sample letter for an Athletic Scholarship:

Ian Smith
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
ian.smith@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and for electing me to receive your athletic scholarship. I wanted to send you this letter to show my gratitude for the life-changing event you’ve provided me.

Playing sports was always something I was passionate about. But I never pictured it would change my academic livelihood. It has been an absolute honor to be chosen by you. Much like I have done with sports my entire life, I guarantee to compete and use strategy to win. And carry that with me throughout my career so you can be proud of the choice you made.

There’s no words I can use to describe how I feel about this opportunity. You have changed my life forever and I cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely,
Ian Smith

Scholarships For Women Letter Sample

Here is a sample letter for a Scholarship for Women:

Julie Ryan
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
julie.ryan@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and for electing me to receive your scholarship. I wanted to send you this letter to show my gratitude for the life-changing event you’ve provided me.

Growing up I was able to see how women in the workforce were becoming more and more important. With this scholarship, I vow to prove the worthiness of women in the workforce. I aim to receive the best education and will give my entire focus towards the challenge women are faced every day in the workplace.

I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity.

Sincerely,
Julie Ryan

Community Service Scholarship Letter Sample

Here is a sample letter for a Community Service Scholarship:

Julie Ryan
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
julie.ryan@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity and for electing me to receive your scholarship. I wanted to send you this letter to show my gratitude for the life-changing event you’ve provided me.

I’ve always had a passion for the community. It started when I was walking my dog as a child and noticed how dirty our local dog park was. I remember calling our community office and asking them to assist in cleaning up the mess. They mentioned they couldn’t do it and this disturbed me. Afterward, I rallied friends, family, neighbors and more to get behind a community clean up event. This was the start of what I knew to be my passion.

With this education, I look forward to continuing to make a positive change in this world.

I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity.

Sincerely,
Julie Ryan

Sending Your “Thank You” Letter After Graduation

If you’ve decided that you want to send your “thank you” letter after graduation, there are a few changes that you’ll want to make. Some of them include:

Here is a sample of what that might look like:

Julie Ryan
123 Ridge Ln, Geneva IL 60610
630-777-8888
julie.ryan@gmail.com

May 1st, 2015

Dear Team —

I am one of the recipients of the scholarship that you provided in 2017. The receiving of this scholarship changed my life. Thanks to your sponsorship, I was able to attend Harvard University in 2018 and focus on Business Management. I was able to receive an average GPA of 3.6 and graduate Magna Cum Laude.

I’m expanding my sights and going to Wall Street, where I plan to focus on quantitative trading and increasing the levels of technology advancement they are making. I could never have entered this industry if it were not for your donation.

I look forward to starting my position as Quantitate Trader and moving markets. I sincerely appreciate the fact that I was chosen for this great honor.

If you have any questions, thoughts, or would like to connect; my contact information is below.

Sincerely,
Julie Ryan

author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams.

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