Posted by S.W. on May 11, 1999 at 04:38:58:
In Reply to: Re: theo... posted by Bobbie on May 10, 1999 at 14:47:09:
I agree with some of the others. Get rid of that stuff about not deserving the scholarship. Also, based on your previous posts, I have the impression that financing your cello aspirations may be difficult for you. Write from the heart. If it has been a struggle to afford lessons, strings, etc., then let the donor know how grateful you are. You want to be a cellist more than anything, so say so and let the donor know how much the cello means to you and how hard you will practice--and have practiced in the past to get to this point. Think of what you thought about when you decided to try out for the scholarship,i.e., I'm sure you thought about how the money would help with lessons or with tuition to a summer camp or festival. Put those things in the letter. Above all, be sincere! ...And, Congratulations!!!
: Here's one a chemistry scholarship recipient sent the committee (not the donor)
: "I am honored to be chosen to be the recipient of the XXXX Scholarship for 1998. The award is very much welcomed and appreciated.
: "I intend to dedicate myself to exceeding the committee's expectations.
: "I am pleased to receive your financial and personal encouragement. Thank you."
: If the letter is a personal one to the actual donor, I would add a little bit of biographical information, such as what you are doing now and what your future plans might include. If you know specifically how you will use the money, and it is relevant, put that in. For example, "I intend to use the award money to go to music camp."
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