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Thanking Purdue Scholarship Providers

    A hand written or typed letter demonstrating an appreciation to Purdue University scholarship donors can go a long way towards making donors feel good about their gift to you and Purdue University. Though Purdue University does not require you to make this effort, showing your appreciation to a donor is simply the right thing to do.

    The following steps will guide you through the process:

    STEP 1: Please review your award information and make note of any scholarships that may be handled by your School or Unit (e.g. “James B. Hill Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering” or “Vet Med Scholarship Fund”).  They will contact you in the Fall semester if they request a thank you note for a specific school/unit scholarship. If one or more of your scholarships does not specify a school or unit, please continue with these steps.

    STEP 2: Send an email to stewardship@purdue.edu to confirm your scholarship title and donor salutation.

    STEP 3: Please follow the links below to see examples of a proper donor thank you.  You may choose to include some or all of the following in your letter:

    Your class, major, special interests, hometown, high school, Purdue activities, hobbies, future plans, family history, stories about family members who have attended Purdue, and maybe most importantly, what the scholarship means to you personally.


    STEP 4: You may choose to write or type your thank you.

    Please return via attachment to stewardship@purdue.edu
    Include a scanned signature with your email.

    Please mail to Brenda Wallar, Director of Stewardship, University Development Office, DAUC 2155, 403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2007.