Scholarship Evaluation Boards have a lot of information to consider when deciding who to award scholarships for. Your scholarship cover letter is the first, and arguably most important, step in securing a scholarship. Unlike other cover letters, you are asking the institution not to hire you but pay to train you in your chosen field. The below scholarship cover letter sample is a good starting point for what to include in your own cover letter for scholarship positions.
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Connor MatthewsAddress: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTel: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEmail: xxxxxxxxLinkedin: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
RE: scholarship application
Dear Mr. Fischer,
I am writing to you to submit my application for a scholarship to Edu Tech's Financial Aid Program for the semester starting September 2018. I have been provisionally accepted on your Computer Science program but no longer have the financial means to begin my studies in the Fall.
I have enclosed my acceptance letter and a copy of my high school grades to show my high academic achievements.
I have been highly commended for my work in so far in the field of computing and your admissions office stated that I was a student with ‘exceptional potential' and that I would be an asset to the school. I have been my ambition to attend the school and progress into a computing career for many years.
Unfortunately, my family has been hit by large medical bills following my father's bout with cancer and I have now been left without the necessary financial means to pay the fees required to join the course in September.
At my high school, I was an active part of the community outside of the academic curriculum, including playing on the baseball team and being an active part of the school newspaper. I am an active member of the community wherever I go and believe this attribute would be of huge benefit to Edu Tech.
I have always been impressed with your school's scholarship program and hope that this could offer me a lifeline to still attend your university. I intend to work in employment to improve my circumstances and study while my family goes through this difficult time.
Thank you for your consideration. If you require any further information on my application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thanks for your time on this matter.
Kind Regards,Connor Matthews
Writing a cover letter for a scholarship is a special type of cover letter and you need to strike the right tone. You are essentially asking the institution to allow you to study for free. The scholarship cover letter needs to make your case and provide positive reasons for you getting the scholarship while often talking about negative circumstances. There are many scholarship cover letter examples available online, but the above cover letter scholarship sample is a good place to start. These tips will further outline what you need to include in your own cover letter.
An outstanding scholarship cover letter will help you get the attention of the reader quickly. You can use the PDF cover letter template here and make it your own cover letter. It is your best choice to edit and customize the PDF template with Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor, a professional PDF editor.
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Updated: 2022-09-06 10:05:16
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