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Required Thank You Letters for College Of Human Sciences Scholarships

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 your donor thank you letter, which will be mailed out by the Student Services Scholarship Office after being processed and thoroughly reviewed.

Guidelines For Letters

  • Please date your thank you letter(s) October 15, 2015.
  • Letters must be neatly typed on 8 ½ x 11plain, letter size paper. No envelope or postage is necessary.
  • Your letter should be at least three paragraphs long, if not longer.
  • It should also communicate your intelligence through the use of proper grammar. (Use spellcheck and grammar check! )
  • Always include the name of your scholarship (spelled correctly) in your letter as well as your return address.
  • Please include a proper opening salutation (ex: Dear Dr. Smith) and your personal hand- written signature at the closing of the thank you letter.
  • If the scholarship has more than one Donor name, you must type a letter to EACH Donor
  • contact name separately (donor name(s) are provided below).
  • Mail and/or hand deliver your original thank you letter in Word document format to:
    • Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences-Rm 154B
      ATTN: Denise Sanchez Box 41162, Lubbock, Texas 79409

Scholarships will be REVOKED if letters are not submitted on time or do not follow the guidelines listed on this page!!!

Topics To Include/Not Include In Thank You Letter

  • Tell the donor about yourself, for example where you're from, family background, and why you chose to attend Texas Tech University.
  • Tell the donor about your present situation; this might include your classification and major, what you enjoy about life at Texas Tech, and organizations in which you participate.
  • Donors have specific requirements for recipients to meet, therefore make sure you are knowledgeable about your major and mention what you hope to accomplish with your major.
  • Tell about your future plans.
  • Please do not mention amounts of your award.
  • Keep letters positive and don't include personal topics such as addiction history, parental struggles, academic probation, etc.