What is GThanks?
GThanks is an initiative to show appreciation to the donor and/or family whose generosity made the scholarship/fellowship program available. Recipients of a scholarship or fellowship will be required to write a Thank You letter.
Late September - Launch date
Early October - Deadline
Early to mid-November - Thank You letters will be sent to Donors
Early January - Begin Spring disbursements of scholarships for those students who have submitted Thank You letters
What format must my Thank You Letter be?
You may hand write or type your letter. If you opt to hand write it, be sure to write legibly and use good penmanship. Nice stationary or a note card should be used. Try writing a draft before writing the final copy to help with grammar and spelling errors.
If you decide to type your letter we only accept MS Word and PDF formats. Any other format will not be accepted. Your hand written electronic signature is also required.
How do I submit my Thank You Letter?
There are three ways to submit your Thank You Letter:
• You may email your MS Word and PDF formatted letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please remember that a hand written electronic signature is required.)
• Hand deliver your letter to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid on the third floor of the Bill Moore Student Success Center. Do not seal your letter in an envelope. A member of the financial aid office will review your letter. In cases where there are typos or grammatical errors, you will be notified to send in a corrected letter.
Is participation mandatory?
Yes. Failure to comply may result in the scholarship/ fellowship being rescinded or the loss of future scholarship money.
If I am receiving the HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship or another state scholarship such as the Georgia HERO Scholarship, am I required to write a Thank You letter?
No. State funded scholarships/grants do not require Thank You letters.
What if I receive multiple scholarships?
You will need to write a Thank You letter for each scholarship.
Note: Some scholarships may not have a donor contact and therefore do not require a Thank You letter. Our office will provide you with the donor contact information if a Thank You letter is needed.
What if I have lost the name of the donor of my scholarship?
To obtain the name of the donor, please email email@example.com.
If I have received the same scholarship for two or more years, am I required to write a new Thank You letter?
Yes, it is important that you continue to acknowledge your gratitude for the scholarship. You should provide an update to the donor of your studies, new projects or accomplishments, etc. You may already have established a relationship with your donor, and they are interested in your continued success at Georgia Tech.
Note: Do not submit the same thank you letter from previous years. This is discourteous to the donor and the Georgia Tech community.
Can I send photos of my experiences and/or a biographical sketch/resume with my Thank You letter?
Yes, you can provide these items in addition to your letter. They will be sent to the donor with your Thank You letter. Please include your gtID# on the back of every picture provided.
This website last reviewed/updated on 07/13/17