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What should you write?

  • Introduce yourself and the award(s) you received
  • Thank our donors at the start and end of your letter
  • Explain how their support has made a positive impact in your life
  • Help the donor get to know you by sharing your interests, hobbies and Ambrose experience

Consider what you can write about?

  • What do you hope to do with your Ambrose education? What's your dream?
  • How has this financial assistance helped you achieve your goals?
  • What financial barriers did the assistance help you overcome?
  • Did it allow you to volunteer or travel for academic purposes?
  • What volunteer or campus organizations are you involved with?
  • Why did you decide to study at Ambrose?
  • What are some recent accomplishments or other Ambrose highlights you can share?

Please remember:

  • Grammar and spelling should be checked and correct – it is, after all, an academic award.
  • Be genuine and sincere in the tone of your thank you letter.
  • Show your personality. The formality remains, but you are now an appreciative recipient, rather than a prospective candidate. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging your enthusiasm and excitement about winning the scholarship.
  • Submit your letter in a business-type structure.
  • Above all, convey your message of thanks clearly and somewhat concisely.

If you would like a thank card to write in, please see the Financial Aid office.


Include information about yourself and your Ambrose University experience. Please express your gratitude for your award: what it means to you and how it will help you in furthering your education.

Please write a note of thanks to your donor.

Would you be willing to have your story shared in other communication materials such as the Ambrose website? Please note, you will be contacted before any information is formally published.