Below is an example of a thank you letter to be sent after having been awarded a scholarship. In this case, it is most wise to send a formal letter rather than an e-mail.
Dear Scholarship Donor,
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the ______________Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, I am the first in my family to attend university.
Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges, but has also helped me realise the value of a university education.
I have just begun my studies as a first year at ________________ University and can already report that my academics are off to an excellent start. My plans at this stage are to complete a degree in accounting. ___________________ University offers one of the finest programmes in the country and I consider myself fortunate to be able to attend.
When I complete my degree I hope to return to Bermuda to work in the accounting profession and hope I can assist fellow Bermudians similar to my situation in the future. My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organisation. Thank you for enabling this opportunity.