Scholarship Thank You Letter


Scholarships are made possible through generous donations. A well-written thank you letter is an important way to acknowledge the funding you have received and gives the donor the opportunity to learn about you.

Please take a few moments to complete the form below to express your gratitude to your scholarship donor(s).

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Frank at [email protected] or (814) 375-4775, or Tammy Pesce at [email protected] or (814) 375-4761.


Tips for writing your thank you letter

  • Acknowledge the scholarship you have received by referencing the full name of the scholarship in your first sentence;
  • Thank the donor for their scholarship support;
  • Explain why the donor’s support is important to you;
  • Share what inspired you to choose your major;
  • Share any activities in which you participate on or off campus;
  • Talk about opportunities you hope to pursue at Penn State DuBois and beyond;
  • Express how you hope to contribute to your field of study
  • Use a formal closing (e.g., Warm regards, With appreciation, Sincerely, etc.)

You can either upload your thank you letter(s) (Word or PDF file); or you can type in your thank you letter(s) in the boxes below.

Upload requirements

Photo upload

We would like to add a photo of you to your thank you letter(s). Adding a photo creates a more personal experience and allows the donor to have a better understanding of who you are. If you need a photo taken, please contact Julie Frank at [email protected] or (814) 375-4775.

Upload requirements

Please complete the release of scholarship information authorization below by selecting the box: I give my authorization.

FERPA:  I authorize The Pennsylvania State University to periodically release personally identifiable information to the scholarship donor for the purpose of updating the donor on my progress at the University. I understand that (1) I have the right not to consent to the release of my education records under FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974); (2) I have the right to receive a copy of such records upon request; (3) and that this consent shall remain in effect until revoked by me, in writing, and delivered to the Office of Development at Penn State DuBois. The only information the campus shares with donors is a scholarship recipient’s name, major, hometown, semester standing, and photo (if provided). We do not share GPA or financial need information. I give permission to The Pennsylvania State University to publicly announce my selection as a scholarship recipient. This announcement may include, but is not limited to, public information such as my name, area of study and student activities, and the scholarship(s) I am receiving.