Scholarship Application Letter

Writing an application letter for a scholarship is asking for approval to be one of the scholars of an institute or a prominent person. The scholarship letter is essentially about financial aid that are usually being given to the less fortunate but deserving candidates.

The letter should be written in a professional manner, and must be clear. Although sometimes, it is written on a personal tone especially if the scholarship will be coming from the personal funds of a person.

It is advisable that before you write a scholarship letter, you should have done your homework: make a research of the scholarship provider. Get information about the requirements on how you will be granted by the scholarship.

Know the factors what the provider are looking for candidates. Construct a letter that is in conversational style. Be courteous and do not boost too much about yourself on why they should give you the scholarship.

Make sure as well that your letter is free from any spelling, typographical or grammatical errors.

Below is an example of a letter of application for a scholarship:


December 10, 2010

c/o The Scholarship Committee
XYZ Transportation, Inc.
New York City, New York 01928

Dear Mr. Doe:

I recently found out that your company Sports Car scholarship program for young adults. It is all about technically-oriented graduates who want to be part of the Sports Car certified mechanics program. I recently graduated from Cal State Riverside. The institution is a well-known training center in the Philippines that has been providing local and international companies with competent mechanics. The graduates are equipped with basic knowledge and skills in automotive bundled with dedication to work.

As one of the products of the training center, I dream to be a world class mechanic. I believe that I am an ideal candidate for the Sports Car scholarship award. I would like to thank you as well for continuously giving support through your scholarship program persons who deserves to fly.

I hope to hear from your office regarding the process and requirements. For the meantime, I have enclosed my resume, high school transcript of records, accomplished application form, and letter of recommendation.

Thank you for your time and efforts in reading my letter.


Jason Lee

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