If you have received a donor sponsored award at any point during your university career, please take a moment to send of letter of thanks to your donor. Thanking people is very important and can make all the difference to donors, who appreciate hearing from recipients. Donors are interested in knowing how their scholarship or bursary has impacted a student's life. When donors know that their contributions are making a difference, they are encouraged to continue their support.
When writing a thank you letter, remember the following tips:
The structure of your letter should be:
Paragraph 1: Thank the donor for his/her generosity in providing you with these funds and explain how this scholarship made a difference in your education.
Paragraph 2: Tell the donor dome personal information about yourself. You can give a brief description of where you come from and your specific major.
Paragraph 3: Give the donor some information concerning your future goals and how the scholarship has affected these goals.
Paragraph 4: Thank the donor again.