The Importance of Thanking Your Donor

Student award donors generously give to Mount Royal to support and empower the education of students like you. Nothing inspires our donors more than hearing directly from the students they have helped. They want to know that their gift to you is appreciated and has made a positive impact on your educational journey. Receiving a thoughtful and well-written thank you letter is incredibly meaningful and ensures they know their gift is appreciated. Your letter will remind them of why they gave in the first place and motivates them to continue to give in support of students like you! 

After the Add/Drop date in September, your award eligibility will be confirmed and the award payment will be officially transferred to your student account. Upon receiving your award payment in the fall, you will receive information on how to send a thank-you message to your donor to if you wish to do so. Below are some guidelines to help you write your letter.

Thank You Letter Content

  • Create a unique thank you letter for each scholarship received, including the name of the award.
  • Address your letter to “Dear Mount Royal University Donor”
  • Tell the donor a little bit about yourself, including your background and what led you to pursue an education at MRU.
  • Include some information about what you are studying at MRU and your extracurricular activities.
  • Finally, you may want to talk about your future plans and where you see yourself after graduation.

Thank You Letter Hints

  • Pay careful attention to spelling, grammar, and the organization of your letter. 
  • Letters may be handwritten or typed.
  • Be sure to reference the specific award that you received, but not the amount.
  • Always proofread! Try reading it aloud before sending it off.

Sample letter





To start your letter, you should express your thanks for the award you received (AWARD NAME).

The donor would also love to hear how this award will help you and/or what it means to you. Also, feel free to tell the donor a little bit about yourself, including your educational and career goals.

Thank the donor again.