Where do I send my "Thank You" letter?
Now that you've received a UAA Scholarship award letter at your UA email address and read the important terms and conditions, the next step is show gratitude and share your "UAA Amazing Story" with the donors who care enough to help you pay for your education.
Recipients of UAA Scholarships are required to write a "thank you" letter to the donor(s) of the scholarship
Guidance on Writing "Thank You" Letters
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. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often helps secure continuing gifts for future students. Please make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors. You are an important part of the University of Alaska Family, and the literacy demonstrated in your letter is a reflection on all of us.
Thank You Letter Tips:
- Write clearly and concisely.
- Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.
- Express enthusiasm.
- Be sincere.
- Make it personal;tell why this scholarship is important to you.
- Send it typewritten in business format.
- Use quality paper.
You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood above all 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. Consult the following sample letters to help you compose your own thank you letter in a professional business format: