Where do I send my "Thank You" letter?

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Now that you've received a UAA Scholarship award letter in your UA preferred-email address and read the important terms and conditions, the next step is to show your gratitude and share your "UAA Amazing Story" with the donors who care enough to help you pay for your education and we've made it easier than ever to take care of this task. 

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 except for receiving a well-written "thank you" statement from a student. This is always special to them and lets the donor know that the scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your "thank you" reminds them why they gave a donation of money in the first place and often helps secure continuing gifts for future students. 

Guidance on Writing a "Thank You" Response

We've made it even easier to say "Thank You" to the scholarship donors! Once you've received an emailed award letter, there will be a link provided so you can log back into the UA Scholarship portal and answer a series of questions that we will share with the donor. A formal letter mailed/emailed to UAA is no longer necessary. If you no longer have the email that was sent to you, simply log into the UA Scholarship portal and select "My Applications". Scholarships that you have been awarded will be included at the bottom of the page with a link so you can answer a series of questions that we will share with the donor. 

Things to think about before crafting your responses:

  1. Write clearly and concisely
  2. Double-check for typos and grammatical errors
  3. Express enthusiasm
  4. Be sincere
  5. Make it personal - tell why this scholarship is important to you.

Below are some examples of questions you may be asked:

  • A donor provided this funding to help students like you have a positive educational experience. How does receiving this scholarship help you to that end?
  • What would you like to say to the donor that provided your scholarship?
  • Why did you choose to attend the University of Alaska?
  • What has been your best experience on campus?

You're also welcome to upload a photo of yourself that can be shared with the donor but this is not a requirement. 

Still have additional UAA Scholarship Questions?

Email the UAA Office of Financial Aid: Email: uaa_financialaid@uaa.alaska.edu