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Thank You Guidelines

Thank-you Letter Criteria and Suggestions

As indicated in your Scholarship Offer, a thank-you letter is a requirement for receiving your scholarship at Clayton State College. Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational pursuits of students like you. Receiving a thank-you letter from a student lets the donor know that the scholarship was greatly appreciated.

As a guide to help you write your thank-you letter, we have provided you with criteria and suggestions on what to include in your letter. While we prefer that you follow the thank-you letter suggestions, they are not meant to restrict you in writing your letter.

Criteria for your thank-you letter:

  • Write the thank-you letter to the donor contact name indicated in your Scholarship Offer.
  • State the full and correct scholarship name in your thank-you letter.
  • Express sincere appreciation and enthusiasm.
  • Check all spelling and grammar before submitting your thank-you letter.

What to include in your Thank You Note:

  1. Full Name | Classification | Major
  2. What made you choose Clayton State University?
  3. What degree have you chosen and what plans do you have after graduation?
  4. How is this scholarship assisting you in meeting your educational goals?
  5. Offer a sincere thank you and encourage them to continue to give. 


Updated 7/13/16