Scholarship Application Letter [Sample]

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Here is a sample scholarship application letter. It should be addressed to the chairman of the scholarship committee and not To Whom It May Concern. 

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The applicant can call the college or look on the website and find out the name of the concerned person. The letter should be in formal business-style and sent by certified mail, so the sender knows when it was received. 

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If possible, the applicant should ask a teacher or counselor to check the letter and make any changes that may increase their chances of success. Copies of all communication including a copy of the application should be kept by the applicant.

Scholarship Application Letter Sample

Sam Watson
7806 Mystic View Court
Atlanta, GA, 30302

April 20, 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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