Scholarship Thank You Letter

Congratulations on receiving scholarship support!

Your scholarship was made possible by generous donors who are proud to support you in your future endeavors. They give to help deserving students like you realize your potential.

Please take a few moments to complete the form below to express your gratitude to your scholarship donor(s). 

Personal Information

Thank You Letter

It is suggested that you first write your letter in Microsoft Word. This will allow you to use spellcheck on your document before you copy and paste the letter into this form. In your thank you letter, please:

  • Thank the donor for their support of your education through the scholarship/award;
  • Explain why the donor’s support is so important to you;
  • Share what inspired you to choose your major;
  • Share any activities in which you participate on or off campus;
  • Talk about opportunities you hope to pursue at Penn State Harrisburg and beyond;
  • Express how you hope to contribute to your field of study
  • Use a formal closing (e.g., Warm regards, With appreciation, Sincerely, etc.)

Please type the name of your scholarship(s) or copy and paste that information from the notification email you received.

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FERPA and Publicity Authorization
Please complete the release of scholarship information authorization below by selecting the appropriate box(es):
I authorize The Pennsylvania State University to periodically release personally identifiable information to the scholarship donor for the purpose of updating the donor on my progress at the University. I understand that (1) I have the right not to consent to the release of my education records under FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974); (2) I have the right to receive a copy of such records upon request; (3) and that this consent shall remain in effect until revoked by me, in writing, and delivered to the Office of Development at Penn State Harrisburg. The only information the college shares with donors is a scholarship recipient’s name, major, hometown, and semester standing. We do not share GPA or financial need information.
I give permission to The Pennsylvania State University to publicly announce my selection as a scholarship recipient. This announcement may include, but is not limited to, public information such as my name, area of study and student activities, and the scholarship(s) I am receiving.
I give permission for all or part of my thank you letter or video to be used for promotional purposes in scholarship/donor campaign materials.