Scholarships of all kinds are sought after by many students nationwide. Some students would not be able to attend college and earn their bachelors or graduate degrees without help from scholarship programs. A scholarship appreciation letter from a student is a nice way to say thank you to a foundation or other organization that made a brighter future possible by providing a way for the student to obtain a college education.
Format and Content
There are many different organizations in the U.S. that provide scholarships for students based on their majors, heritage, exceptionalities or other special criteria. A scholarship appreciation letter from a student format should note the name of the scholarship, the organization that provided the funding, the year the scholarship was awarded, the college or university the student is attending how the scholarship has made a difference in the student’s academic life.
Students who receive multiple scholarships should send appreciation letters to each organization that provided funding for their college educations. This scholarship appreciation letter from a student sample is written to the CEO and the Board of Directors of ABC Industries where the scholarship recipient’s father is employed.
Jack L. Carter, III
Mr. George G. Jones
August 1, 2014
RE: ABC Industries Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
Dear Mr. Jones and Esteemed Members of the Board of Directors of ABC Industries,
My name is Jack L. Carter, III and I am the son of Jack L. Carter, Jr. who is a supervising mechanical engineer in the Product Development Division of ABC Industries. I am the 2014 recipient of the ABC Industries Mechanical Engineering Scholarship and I want to thank you for awarding me this scholarship and for the doors it has opened up for me.
With this generous scholarship funding I am now able to attend the prestigious XYZ Engineering Institute which I otherwise would not have been able to attend due to the fact that my family and I would not have been able to afford the high tuition costs. Your scholarship has bridged the gap between what my parents and I could afford to pay and the actual cost of a stellar XYZ Engineering Institute education.
My ultimate goal is to follow in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and have a successful career as a mechanical engineer at ABC Industries. Your generous scholarship funding is starting me on my way to reaching that goal as I begin my college journey this fall as a freshman at XYZEngineering Institute. I will keep you apprised of my grades and progress in college.
It is my intention to apply for one of the ABC Industries summer internships as well, and if accepted I hope to gain a great deal of knowledge about the inner workings of the company. Again I thank you for the tremendous educational opportunity you have provided for me with your generous academic scholarship. I promise you that I will work very hard to excel and prove myself worthy of the scholarship.
Jack L. Carter, III