Scholarship Dinner – Recipient Requirements

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Thank You Letter and Profile Submission – August 30, 2019
Dinner RSVP – October 8, 2019

Thank You Letter, Guidelines, and Sample
  • You have been given a gift, so thank your donor sincerely and from the heart.
  • If you receive more than one scholarship, you need a separate letter for each.
  • Proofread carefully before submitting. If there are errors, you will be contacted to correct them.
  • Do not copy thank you letter from any website or your friends.

Letter Format:

  • Must be typed and should contain at least 3 paragraphs.
  • Do not date the letter.
  • All greetings should read, Dear Benefactor.

Paragraph 1

  • Include gratitude and appreciation statements.
  • Mention the name of the scholarship you received.

Paragraph 2

  • Write about your background (hometown, family, etc.).
  • How and why you chose Mount Aloysius.
  • A sentence or two on your educational and/or career goals.
  • How you chose your major.
  • What you plan to do with your education, etc.
  • If you received the same scholarship last year, write how it’s helped you this year.

Paragraph 3

  • How the scholarship award inspires you to work harder to achieve your goal(s).


  • Use a closing such as Sincerely, Gratefully, With Gratitude, etc.


  • Type your first and last name, and if you want, your expected graduation year.
  • Sign your name after the closing and before your typed name.

Sample Thank You Letter

The following is just a sample. You will need to add your personal touch to the letter.

Dear Benefactor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in providing this scholarship assistance to me as I pursue my education at Mount Aloysius College.  I was excited to learn that I am the recipient of the _________________ Scholarship. It helps to alleviate my financial burden as I complete my education.   

As a ______________(freshman/junior/sophomore/senior) majoring in __________, it will help me to attain my goal of becoming a ________.  In high school, I volunteered at UPMC Hospital in Altoona and knew then that I wanted to become a nurse to help others. I am anxious to learn more about the field of nursing and begin clinical training. 

Receiving this scholarship motivates me to maintain a good GPA and complete my degree.  Thank you again for your generosity. I look forward to meeting you at the scholarship dinner to thank you in person.

With Gratitude,

Your Signature

(First & Last Name typed)

When you are finished writing your letter print it, sign it and…

Upload your letter here.

Recipient Profile Dinner Guidelines and Registration
  • Dress is business professional – dress shirts, pants, ties, dresses, skirts. NO blue jeans, tee-shirts, short-shorts or skirts, sweatshirts or revealing clothing.
  • Be prepared to talk about yourself – your major, what made you choose MAC, organization involvement and volunteer service.
  • Show confidence – smile, head high, good posture and speak slowly.
  • Be conscience of your body language – your handshake should be firm, with an energy that communicates sincerity, strength and professionalism.
  • Guests are not permitted.
The entree selections have been set and are as follows:
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli

Register for the dinner here.


Scholarship Donor Dinner

Tuesday – October 29, 2019
Bertschi Center & Technology Commons
Registration @ 6 p.m.
Dinner Seating @ 6:15 p.m

RSVP by October 8, 2019

Questions, contact:

Sally Gordon
Office of Institutional Advancement
Manager of Annual Giving
(814) 886-6395

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