Texas Tech University

Thank You Letters for Scholarships

Guidelines for a Scholarship Thank You Letter

Individuals donate money for scholarships in order to make a difference in the life of a student. Their primary satisfaction is the knowledge of how their contribution will help the recipient. Below are some general guidelines to help you write a thank you letter that will be mailed to the donor after being processed in the scholarship office. Once you have composed your letter, paste the text into the online submission portal on the "Accept Award Offer" tab of MyTech.

Tell the donor about yourself

  • Hometown
  • Family Background & Information
  • High school and other experiences that led you to choose Texas Tech

Tell about your present situation

  • Classification and major at Texas Tech
  • Things you enjoy or anticipate about college
  • Organizations in which you participate or plan to participate

Tell about your future plans

  • What you hope to accomplish while at Texas Tech
  • Future career plans

Tell how the scholarship has helped you:

  • Mention the name of your scholarship within the body of the letter.
  • Make sure your letter is at least 350 words.
  • You can compose your letter as a Microsoft Word document, then paste it into the online template.
  • SIGN YOUR LETTER! Insert a jpeg digital image of your signature into the document.
  • Make sure you use proper grammar and correct spelling. (You communicate your intelligence through your letter and how well you use grammar, punctuation, and spelling.)
  • You may choose to include your address or email so the donor may write you back if he or she chooses.

Thank you and Congratulations on your scholarship!