Submit Your Video
A video can be a meaningful way for you to say thank you. Your video contribution will be used in a compilation distributed to all donors via email and may be posted on social media.
You may use a cell phone to record your thank you, but please use the following format:
- Film a single take, 2 minutes or less, in landscape mode.
- Do not apply any filters to your footage.
Ensure the audio is both understandable and within a normal range of volume.
What should you say?
- Introduce yourself and the award(s) you received
- Thank our donors at the start and end of your video
- 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
Need some prompts?
- 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?
- Speak clearly and with proper grammar – it is, after all, an academic award.
- Be genuine and sincere in the tone of your video response.
- 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.
- Make sure the audio you record is clear.
- Please record in landscape mode, NOT portrait.
- Above all, convey your message of thanks clearly and somewhat concisely.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Thank You Video
Introductions are important: don't leave yours out. That means introduce yourself and the award(s) you have received. Remember to thank our donors at the beginning and end of your letter. What does winning this award mean for your education? How will it help you in the future? The donor will want to know a little bit about you, so be sure to include what your Ambrose experience has been, and what you've been involved in at the University.