How to Write a Thank You Letter

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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 lets the donor know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often helps secure continuing gifts for future students.

Review these tips and our sample thank you letter  to help you compose your own letter in a professional business format. Make sure your letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors.

Thank you note tips

  1. Write clearly and concisely
  2. Double-check for typos and grammatical errors
  3. Be sincere
  4. Express enthusiasm
  5. Send in typewritten, business format
  6. Use quality paper