THE SCHOLARSHIP LETTER:
A good letter of application takes a great deal of time, effort, thought and revision. Here are some guidelines to help you:
- Make sure the letter is neat, accurate and legible. You must type your letter. Do not put individual letters in envelopes as we will forward them for you.
- We suggest using a ‘Full-Block’ letter style (see details below).
- Use 8.5 x 11 inch plain paper
- Write your letter and then have family, teachers or friends proofread it.
Here is a list of things that we strongly suggest you include in your letter:
- If applicable, the name of the specific scholarship for which you are applying
- Your identity and relevant personal information (including relevant affiliations)
- A statement explaining why you are pursuing post-secondary education and describing what you are planning to take
- Your academic standing
- Briefly highlight the key interests, hobbies, achievements and activities you described in your application form. Do not just repeat the work you did on the form; rather highlight the activities that are especially important to you.
ADDRESSING YOUR LETTERS:
For Checklist A
You will need to print off 5 copies of your letter addressed to the Scholarship Committee:
RSS Scholarship Committee
PO Bag 5100
For Checklist B
You will need to print individual letters addressed to the donors. These letters will be delivered to the donors by the Scholarship Committee so the ‘inside’ address will look like this:
Insert Donor Name here
c/o RSS Scholarship Committee
PO Bag 5100
Full-Block Letter Style: