GUIDELINES

  1. Congratulate your friend or colleague for receiving an honor or scholarship. You need not overdo the praising as it would sound dramatic. Refrain from using a language which seems closer than the relationship with the reader.
  2. Begin by congratulating the person on the accomplishment.
  3. Appreciate the efforts and hard work put into it. Acknowledge any sacrifices made for it.
  4. Wish well for future endeavors.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Well done! I have just heard that you have gained a full scholarship from York University. Your grandfather and I have observed you struggling to pay for your studies, combining some part-time jobs. You have never let this affect your grades, and there is no one more deserving of the scholarship, and we couldn't be prouder.

We have enclosed a small gift to show our feelings.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -