Sample of Scholarship Application Letter

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A well-written application letter will impress scholarship committees and persuade them that you’re worth the time and money. With these samples, you’ll learn how to create an excellent scholarship application letter.

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sample 1 – Scholarship Application Letter

Haley Thompson

Watercolor painting woman typing on a sleek black laptop

1290 Simpson Ct.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068


March 6, 20xx


ABC Education Fund

3000 River Ridge Rd.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Re: Scholarship Fund


Dear Mr. White,


I was excited to read about the [$10,000 scholarship] that accurate was giving to one lucky college student.

My goal is to go to Ohio University in Chillicothe and to pursue a nursing degree. It has always been my passion to be a nurse ever since I was a little girl.


My mother was a nurse before her tragic passing, and she loved her patients and took care of them so well.


By completing my nursing degree, I feel that I will not only further my career, but I will also pay tribute to my mother who gave her life for her calling. Being a nurse means everything to me.


I graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 20xx with honors. I took a year off to travel and see the world, but now I am ready to get back into school.


I was an active student at my high school. I served on the debate team and also ran for class president.


I was class valedictorian and like to get involved in any extracurricular activities that the school offered. I believe in not just attending school but also getting involved in it.


Mr. White, I know that you will receive numerous applications for this scholarship fund.


I am hoping that you will consider my application and allow me to fulfill my dream of being a nurse.


The medical field is challenging and one that has difficult classes; however, I feel that I will have no problem arising to this challenge.


To be a nurse means everything to me, but with the cost of room and board, books and all the other charges, it is going to be tight. I appreciate your consideration.



Haley Thompson

Sample 2 – Scholarship Application Letter

Sam Watson
7806 Mystic View Court
Atlanta, GA, 30302

March 15, 2022

Jane Smith
ABC Institution
312 South Street
Atlanta, GA, 30302

RE: Application for ABC SCHOLARSHIP

Dear Ms. Smith:

I am submitting this application for the [ABC SCHOLARSHIP] to further my education in environmental studies. 

I have studied for two years in Rutgers University and require financial assistance to complete my degree in Environmental Science.

I have worked part-time in a recycling center for the past two years and wish to work in the field of environmental sustainability. However, I need a degree to advance in this field.

I spent the last two years of high school volunteering in a waste management facility in the city and have gained a lot of experience in the field. I won an award for creative management for recycling plastic water bottles.

My goal is to work to have an impact on many environmental issues such as solar power, wind power as well as waste management. 

One of the most profound experiences of my life was a trip I took to see the island of waste in the northern Pacific Ocean.

If I am fortunate enough to receive this scholarship, I will finish my degree to qualify for a job in a company that promotes sustainability in their business ethic.

My father died five years ago and I was able to pay for my first two years at university with the insurance money, but my mother is no longer able to support my university tuition.

Thank you for considering my application. I have enclosed a recommendation letter from my university councilor along with the application form and my transcripts. 

I hope to hear from you soon. I can be reached at [515-123-4567] or at [].


Sam Watson
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