This sample scholarship letter provides a format for an inquiry about private scholarships or private grants. Of course, you must first identify foundations and organizations which offer such assistance. You can get help finding the names and addresses of sources of gift aid, such as private scholarships or private grants, from a reference librarian. Once you have obtained that information, you will need to modify this sample scholarship letter in order to customize it to your own background and needs by replacing the text printed in boldface below.
Ms. T. Sample, Director
Moneytown, USA 99999
Dear Ms. Sample:
I am writing with regard to any student assistance that the XYZ Organization may offer to postsecondary bound students.
(Enter a concise paragraph about your background and goals. Try to show how you meet the requirements of the organization's financial aid program. If this is a letter to find out if the organization even offers aid, write a short paragraph about how your background and ambitions coincide with the mission of that organization.)
Please forward information to me about student financial assistance available through the XYZ Organization, including how I might apply and any deadlines for applying for the 20XX - 20XX academic year. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your consideration.
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