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A well-written letter reflects well on you and lets the donor know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. Here are some content ideas and tips:
High school and other experiences that led to your choice of study at Georgia Tech.
Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
Your desired career path.
What you look forward to at Georgia Tech.
What you want to do after you graduate.
What the scholarship means in terms of achieving your educational goals.
Express your gratitude.
You can provide a photo or biographical sketch/resume to share with your donor.
Type or hand write (good penmanship only) your letter.
Your letter should be at least two paragraphs in length.
PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD! A well-written letter reflects positively on you and Georgia Tech as a whole.
Use correct grammar and spelling. It provides clarity, communicates your intelligence, and shows your attention to detail. Use the spell check function in your word processing software.
For sentence and paragraph structure, a grammar reference book will help.
Once your draft is complete, set it aside for a while. Read the letter again later to review with a fresh perspective.
Ask a friend or family member to review your letter for any errors you may have missed.
If in doubt, ask for help.