Thanking Your Scholarship Donor

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Thanking Your Scholarship Donor

Congratulations on receiving a scholarship from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni or outside donor! Since these scholarships are honorary, we strongly encourage you to express your gratitude by writing a thank you letter to your donor(s).

A well-written letter illustrates the importance, meaning, and appreciation of the scholarship to you. Receiving a thank you is very special for a donor and will show how much you value their gift.

Writing a Professional Thank You

Content:
  • Heading (Date, Salutation or Greeting)
  • First Paragraph: Introduce the purpose of the letter (include scholarship name).
  • Second Paragraph: Share a little about yourself and explain why the scholarship is important.
    • Educational background
    • Accomplishments/achievements
    • Extracurricular activities, personal and/or professional hobbies
    • Goals and aspirations, future academic and career plans
  • Third Paragraph: Thank the donor again and state your plan to do well with their investment.
  • Closing: (Your name, Signature, Your address)
Helpful Tips:
  1. Be sincere, clear and concise
  2. Edit your letter for typos or grammatical errors
  3. Type or nicely hand-write your letter.
  4. Know or research the person you are addressing in the letter (the donor).

Submitting Your Scholarship Thank You

Please email your letters to cbaundergrad@unl.edu.
Attach your letter as a Word Document or PDF.

Thank You letters may also be hand-delivered to the CBA Undergraduate Programs Office, 114 College of Business. If you have any questions about the thank you letter requirement, contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at (402) 472-2310 or e-mail to cbaundergrad@unl.edu.