If you received an endowed scholarship you are required to write a Donor Thank-You letter. Listed below are some guidelines that mayhelpful.
Please indicate the name of your scholarship on your letter. When thanking the donor consider incorporating the following to introduce yourself.
1. A word of thanks.
2. Tell about your family.
3. High school from which you graduated.
4. College classification.
5. Major (if known), future goals, etc.
6. Tell of your church relationship, when saved, activities enjoyed, etc.
7. Volunteer service.
8. How you came to ETBU (why you chose ETBU).
If letter is for a renewal scholarship:
* Share with donor two or three highlights of last school year.
* Share something of your summer’s activities.
* Express your genuine appreciation.
* Tell how and why the scholarship continues to benefit you and your education.
Be sure and spell check your letters before you print them.
Bring all “Thank-You” letters to the Financial Aid Office on the 2nd floor of Marshall Hall. Letters MUST be typed and at least ½ page in length. Failing to type the letter or not having enough content will result in your having to redo the letter.
Thank-You Letters for the Fall Semester must be turned in by October 1st.
Thank-You Letters for the Spring Semester must be turned in by March 1st.
If you receive the same scholarship for both the fall and spring semesters, you only have to turn in one thank you letter by October 1st.
***SAVE THE DATE***
Students receiving an endowed scholarship will be expected to attend a scholarship luncheon with their donor (date and time to be announced each year), provided their donor is able to attend. You will be contacted by invitation and/or email if your donor is going to be present. There is no cost associated with this event.
Scholarship letters may be emailed to email@example.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call Jamie Bishop at (903) 923-2138.