Scholarship Thank you Letter

Welcome to the GTCC Scholarship Thank You Letter Help page and congratulations on receiving your scholarship(s). As a scholarship recipient, we ask that you take a few minutes to thank the donors that make these scholarships possible. A thank you note needs to be written for each scholarship you are receiving. This page is not only to help those students receiving scholarships from GTCC, but to assist those students who have received scholarships from other sources as well who may wish to write a letter of thanks to their donors.

How to Write a Thank You Letter

Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students like you. 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.

  • Your letter may be typed or handwritten. If you choose to hand write it, be sure to write legibly and use nice stationary or a note card (lined notebook paper is not acceptable).
  • Include all of the elements of a letter: your name and address, date, salutation “Dear representative of the (name of scholarship)”, body, and closing.
  • Thank the donor for his or her generosity in providing this scholarship (include the scholarship name). Tell the donor how this scholarship has made a difference in your education.
  • Tell the donor a bit about yourself. You might include your hometown, high school, and reasons for choosing Guilford Technical Community College. If you are the first person in your family to attend college, include that information.
  • Describe your experience at GTCC. Include your class year, major, GPA, campus and community activities.
  • Discuss your future plans. You might include what you hope to accomplish while at GTCC, expected graduation date and career goals.
  • Again, express your gratitude for the scholarship. Tell your donor what this scholarship means to you.
  • Check all spelling and grammar after you have completed your letter.

Additional Assistance

You may find additional help by clicking on the “Sample Thank You Letters” link. There you will see some examples of well written Thank You letters.

If the GTCC Foundation Office does not receive your thank you letter then you will NOT receive the scholarship(s).

If you have questions, please contact Natashia McEachern at (336)334-4822 Option 50310. You can find the Foundation Office here.