Sample Thank You Letter



Please use the following samples as a guide, do not copy and paste the samples.

Sample 1


Dear Scholarship Sponsor,

Introduce yourself and tell the reader why you’re writing – to thank them!
I am honored and thankful to be named a recipient of the [Name of scholarship] for this academic year.  As a recipient of this scholarship, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your support of St. Petersburg College and its students.

Let the sponsor know some facts about you, activities you are involved in, passions you are pursing, etc. Be sure to describe your activities because the sponsor might not know what it is! Also, talk about what you might want to do after you graduate and why.
Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  Currently, I am a sophomore pursing a degree in Nursing.  I hope to eventually become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pediatric Oncology.  I found my passion in helping people as a high school student volunteering at All Children’s Hospital and at a local nursing home.  It was here that I met some of the most inspiring individuals who have helped shape my goals.  I know the road ahead is going to be long and being a N.P. can be taxing and strenuous at times, but it is all worth the reward.  The reward in knowing that my purpose in life is to help those in need.

What does it mean for you to be a recipient? Let the sponsor know what this scholarship does for you & your family.
Through your generous spirit of giving, I am fortunate to pursue my studies in an environment free of stress and full of support.  My younger brother and I are both in college, so you can imagine the financial burden that puts on my father who is a single parent.  My father has always been supportive of us, and has done everything he can so we can go to the colleges of our choice.  This scholarship relieves a significant amount of financial pressure on myself as well as my father, and I am grateful for that.  There are no words to express my sincere gratitude for the support you have shown me.

Conclude with gratitude. Restate your appreciation for being awarded the scholarship.
Please know your scholarship has made a positive difference in my life!  Once again, thank you for helping me achieve my educational and career goals.

[Your name here]


Sample 2


Dear Scholarship Sponsor,

First paragraph: State the purpose of your letter.
I am writing to thank you for your generous [Name of scholarship] scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a recipient of your scholarship.

Second paragraph: Share a little about yourself and indicate why the scholarship is important.
I am a Biology major with an emphasis in physiology and anatomy. I plan to pursue a career in pharmacy upon graduating from St. Petersburg College. I am currently a junior and will graduate in May 2020. After graduation, I plan to attend the University of South Florida to earn a PhD in Pharmacy. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.

Third paragraph: Thank the donor again and make a commitment to do well with their investment.
By awarding me the [Name of scholarship], you have lightened my financial burden. This allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

[Your name here]