Here is a sample scholarship application cover letter. It should be addressed to the chairman of the scholarship committee and not To Whom It May Concern. The applicant can call the college or look on the website and find out the name of the concerned person. The letter should be in formal business-style and sent by certified mail, so the sender knows when it was received. If possible, the applicant should ask a teacher or counsellor to check the letter and make any changes that may increase their chances of success. Copies of all communication including a copy of the application should be kept by the applicant.
Scholarship Application Cover Letter Sample
Name of Applicant
Address of Applicant
City, State, Zip Code
Name of Head of Scholarship Committee
Name of Scholarship or Institution
Address of Institution
City, State, Zip Code
RE: Application for NAME of SCHOLARSHIP cover letter
Dear Name of Head of Scholarship Committee:
I am submitting this application for the NAME of SCHOLARSHIP to further my education in environmental studies. I have studied for two years in Name of University and require financial assistance to complete my degree in Environmental Science. I have worked part-time in a recycling center for the past two years and wish to work in the field of environmental sustainability. However, I need a degree to advance in this field.
I spent the last two years of high school volunteering in a waste management facility in the city and have gained a lot of experience in the field. I won an award for creative management for recycling plastic water bottles. My goal is to work to have an impact on many environmental issues such as solar power, wind power as well as waste management. One of the most profound experiences of my life was a trip I took to see the island of waste in the northern Pacific Ocean.
If I am fortunate enough to receive this scholarship, I will finish my degree to qualify for a job in a company that promotes sustainability in their business ethic. My father died five years ago and I was able to pay for my first two years at university with the insurance money, but my mother is no longer able to support my university tuition.
Thank you for considering my application. I have enclosed a recommendation letter from my university councilor along with the application form and my transcripts. I hope to hear from you soon. I can be reached at 555-123-4567 or at Name@email.com.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name of Applicant
List of Enclosures
By Andre Bradley