Texas Tech University

Thank You Letters

For Scholarships

Individuals donate money for scholarships in order to make a difference in the lives of students. 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, type directly into the online submission portal on the Double T Dashboard.

What do I say in my letter?

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

Where do I submit my letter?


Double T Dashboard

Financial Aid and Scholarships documents should be submitted on the Double T Dashboard. Additional requirements, which could include verification and satisfactory academic progress can also be viewed here.

Additional Reminders:

  • The letter will be limited to a minimum of 1000 characters and will not allow you to exceed 4000 characters.
  • The body of the letter needs to be typed directly into the text box. 
  • Select your electronic signature that will be attached to your letter. 
  • 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.) If your letter does not meet collegiate level quality, it will be returned for revision.
  • 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!